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Is it easy to adjust or replace a lifter on a 97 Mercedes or should you have a mechanic do it?


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2015-07-16 18:12:14
2015-07-16 18:12:14

valve adjustment should be done only by someone with experance,lifter replacment only by a mechanic ether done wrong will be very costly.


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