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Hello, I have owned a slk350 for the last 3 years but for the last year on start up the noise is really bad, I suspected cam lifters so I went to a mercedes specialist and they advised me to scrap the car as the balance shaft has failed. After 5 seconds of noise the engine revs to its max with no problem, my question is how easy is it to check the cam lifters
The bit I forgot to add it's a 2006 slk and it's my baby so I don't like being told to scrap it
Many thanks Steve
 

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Great R171 info:

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Lube those seals:
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get your datacard
see if you engine is in the range for the balance shaft issue
probably is
do the test in post 1 of the bs thread
 

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Steve welcome from Mersea Island, Essex, UK. Update your profile and request your datacard to enable your question to be answered.
 

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Hi Steve, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
 

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Welcome from Gloucester uk
When I had a 2005 350 I asked my local Merc specialist about the balance shaft and he said he normally charges around £2.5k to replace it so not as bad as having to scrap the car.
 

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A lot at Indy mechanics have experience with this repair now. Your symptoms don't match the balance shaft problem though. Maybe you have multiple issues?
 

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Hi Steve, Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Oil level and quality first.
Check if it had the tsb update.
 

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Hi Steve and welcome from Lakeland, Florida USA!
 
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