clk W08 how long to change camshaft?

shaz

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hello everybody,
On my W208 230k the camshaft VVT adjustment gear pulley in making a little bit of noise when revs go up and down, rev to 3-4k hold the revs it makes no noise, been told by my local garage to change the camshaft and redo the timing it will take 5-6hrs is he serious or just don't want to do the job, Also drives fine no problem and should I even bother to change the camshaft???

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Hi,

That's pretty normal for that engine, some made the noise at only a couple of years old.

It can get louder and is annoying as hell but it won't cause any damage to the engine so I have read.

I believe the parts you require are about £500 from MB, I don't think you need to touch the camshaft itself, but you do have to remove the front cover, chain tensioners etc to get it all out, so you will need to replace the tensioners and perhaps even guide.

I only know a little bit about the process of changing, as I read up on it when I looked at a 230k that had the same noise a while ago but ended up with a different motor. I am sure someone will come along with more knowledge on the subject soon.
 
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yes it was £550 from MB, someone is asking £30 on ebay with the camshaft which is a bargain.
 

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yes it was £550 from MB, someone is asking £30 on ebay with the camshaft which is a bargain.

I would have thought it would make the same noise if used, then not such a bargain?
 

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