my R class 350 CDI with just 167000 had a weird clacking noise in the front of the engine area.
MB and other workshop could not tell me exactly where the noise comes from,
to the selection were injector / timing chain / valve springs / camshaft.
I had the aforementioned list checked and the end of the story was that the aforementioned parts were in order and the engine ran fine except for the still existing clacking noise.
So I decided before I spend more money on diagnostics to have the engine completely repaired and thus everything goes in a wash and not longer without a car dastehe.
The search on the "net" lasted quite a while, because there are many "professionals for engines".
Thereupon I let send me also from various "professionals" cost estimates.
After several conversations with the "professionals" where I got a cost estimate at all, the decision was finally made for Solak Motors.
The contact was very friendly and professional.
Promptly two days later a driver with a team came to my home to pick up the car. The driver made a very friendly and competent impression on me, he knew what he was doing. Because he has my R class Fachmänisch loaded and safe / properly fastened and not tension belts in the rim / wheel fastened, as most do and thus a "later" wheel bearing damage, but with special tension belts for motor vehicle transport fastened.
The company Solak called me after you have disassembled the engine and told me that my engine has a "piston damage" and not as suspected a crankshaft bearing damage. In spite of everything, I was lucky that the engine block was not damaged and was still in good condition.
After three and a half weeks the car was ready and I picked it up in Bielefeld.
The reception was very friendly and they explained to me again what exactly was defective and what I should pay attention to when driving in the near future.
The defective piston was also given to me at my request.
Since then, the car runs without kappern, without problems and drives perfectly.
Thanks again for the fast and clean work.