To All Forum Members,
Started up my 1995 SL500 yesterday, and immediately heard that "TICK, TICK, TICK"
sound coming from the engine.
I lifted the hood, and placed my mechanic's stethoscope on both the left and right valve covers, with the engine operating at idle.
The ticking noise was coming from the #2 cylinder location (right side).
I figured that the plastic Cam Oiler, at the #2 cylinder location, had blown its end off, and I was looking at having to remove the valve cover, etc., and replace the plastic cam oilers with metal ones.
Tonight, I decided to do a little further diagnostics on the situation, and started the engine..... WHOA!.... no ticking noise..... none at all!
Left the engine running at idle, until operating temperature was achieved.... still no ticking!
Then took the Roadster for a 15 km drive at highway speed, got back into the garage, and..... no ticking noise! Whoo-hoo!!
There must have been a wee bit of a clog in the cam oiler tube that freed itself up.
I am so, so, thankful!!