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i have a 2007 slk200 over the past 13 months its been rattling when cold, its been in and out of the dealer ship loads of times where they have had it for over a week on some occasions, they have changed oil and fillter (way before it was due for service) still the same then had hydrolic lifters done still the same, and just had a cracked manifold replaced after they said it was that, guess what still the same, is this a common problem?
ive had slks for years and never had these problems, im begining to lose faith in the service department now,
any ideas as to what i should do.
 

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Hi I have just bought a 2005 SLK and seem to have the same problem, it has been in a garage and they said it was a comon fault as they ha anouther car with the same problem
Where do I go from here ? .
The problem is a rattle till the oil pump picks up?.
 

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Donald , this thread is 7 years old so don't expect an answer from the poster

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Some engines just rattle on start up. I've heard it often in 4-cylinder engines. I remember Toyota 4-cylinder always rattled on start up. Didn't seem to hurt them, since the engines would go on forever. Perhaps a study of the following will explain engine balance for you:

 

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Don't know about the M271 engine series from personal experience, but having owned a C230 sedan with the previous M111 engine (2.3 liter supercharged) I can attest that if it's been sitting a while, the oil pressure bleeds down out of the lifters and it rattles on startup. Only lasts a second or two, then gets quiet and stays that way. Anecdotal evidence here indicates that the M271 motors do it too. Seems to be a Mercedes-Benz trait. A little lifter noise really isn't a problem.
 

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FWIW our SLK200 does this from cold. Lasts no more than 10-20 seconds then sweet as a nut :wink: Not bad for 91000 miles and a testament to it's full MB service history hopefully :smile::smile:
 
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