Mercedes Benz Intake Manifold Problem Explained, And How To Correct It

Many owners of late-model Mercedes-Benz cars equipped with 3.0 and 3.5l V6 engines (M272 or M273), as well as some of the later V8s, have or will likely soon experience a near-universal Mercedes Benz intake manifold problem.  Generally, we find problems in performance, which include poor idle, loss of power, and a Check Engine Light. The Mercedes Benz intake manifold problem is caused by one of the inlet manifold tuning flaps breaking, causing unexpected and deficient performance depending on the orientation of the flap that has broken.  To review the system, let's describe what the Mercedes intake system is doing and why variable-intake-runner intake manifolds are becoming such [...]

By | July 15th, 2020|Case Studies|Comments Off on Mercedes Benz Intake Manifold Problem Explained, And How To Correct It

Jaguar Engine – Broken Timing Chains, Bent Valves

Problem This is an excellent example of what you do not want to see happen to your Jaguar, you'll note the broken secondary timing chain, and consequently the damaged engine valves. On the early XK8 and XJ8 Jaguar vehicles, there is a known flaw in the upper timing chain tensioner. What happens is that the chain tensioner fails, causing the chain to slip or completely break like you see here, causing damage to the valves. Symptoms A noticeable engine noise while idling or during a cold start can indicate a timing chain tensioner problem. The engine noise may also be accompanied by [...]

By | July 3rd, 2020|Case Studies|Comments Off on Jaguar Engine – Broken Timing Chains, Bent Valves