Engine Idling Roughly

frasermcgarrie

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Hi,

I wonder if anyone can offer me any advice? My 2003, C180K has developed a worsening issue when starting the engine (idling roughly and shaking the engine) it used to clear up after you drove a small distance but now it is really bad and the engine management light has appeared. I ran a code checker on it and a single code, P0010 -Camshaft Position Actuator A - Bank 1 Circuit Malfunction, has been registered. I am hoping this is not timing chain related as this has slipped once before which resulted in quite a costly repair.

Thanks in advance

Fraser
 
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Thanks for the response Steve, not sure I know what a variator is but assuming they were replaced the last time, are the magnets a regular failing part? I have replaced them both in the past as I was worried about oil leaks, however i am noticing a darkish stain eminating from the right hand one, not oily though more like a discoloration on the surrounding metal.
 
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Ok, things have changed, awful noise now coming from the engine, it is starting to look like another Timing Chain issue, how can this happen twice within 15K miles? I believe the tensioners were replaced last time also and the garage that carried out the work came recommended.
Anyone know anyone who buys Mercs in this condition?
 


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