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S80 T6 valve clatter and front wheel noise

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Old 10-01-2006, 09:49 AM
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I'm looking at buying a 2001 S80 T6 with 64k miles for 15k.

The engine feels great and runs smoothly on the road, but when I open the hood, I definitely here the valves clattering. Sounds similar to a diesel engine, but not as loud.

Also, no matter what speed I am traveling, I hear what sounds to be bad front bearings. Like a droaning noise. Not your typical road noise. But could be. Sounds the same when going straight or turning.

Are these two issues normal?

I've had a 1984 244 (250k) in the past and am trading in a Mercedes 1990 300TE (255k) so this type of car is new to me. I'm hoping it will last as long as these cars.

Thanks!

 
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:32 AM
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Default RE: S80 T6 valve clatter and front wheel noise

well i know they have had some kind of front berring recall of some sort. But i have never heard od the valve clatter. i have a 2000 s80 t6 with 115000 on it and man do i love it!!
 
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I've got a 2000 S80 (non-turbo) and haven't noticed any of the issues you've described. "Tech" will be able to definatively answer your valve noise questions.
 
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Old 10-01-2006, 10:03 PM
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Default RE: S80 T6 valve clatter and front wheel noise

Some of the engines have Manual Lifter and some have hydrolic lifters.
Also the oil pan o-rings migth be bad causing low oil pressure and the tapping.

Front bearings are also known to go bad.
 
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Old 10-02-2006, 12:20 AM
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Thanks all for your help so far. I will make sure they check out the bearings and the oil pressure

Would mechanical or hydraulic lifters cause more noise? According to the VIN it has the B6284T engine.
 
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:38 PM
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Mechanical will make noise usuall when the car has alot of miles and needs them adjusted (Hopefully you don't have mechanical. Will cost about $2000.00 to have them adjusted)

The hydrolic will make noise if the oil pressure is low at all.
 
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:13 PM
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might be the gas what octane are you useing? should use 93 or at least 91 could be knock sensor
 
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