Internally lubricated?

Are hydraulic lifters, cam shafts, push rods, and valves consider to be "internally lubricated" parts of the engine? The reason I am asking is that
I've noticed that my '99 E320 (with 91K miles) has a slight tap when idling. I assume that this is due to one of the items I mentioned above (lifters or camshaft being my first guess) and I still have the car covered under a Starmark warranty that states that "internally lubricated" engine parts are covered. So before I take the car into the dealership I wanted to verify my belief that these are indeed internally lubricated.
Josh
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push rods? not in a Mercedes engine...
a jammed/faulty hydraulic lifter will cause a tapping sound.
| Are hydraulic lifters, cam shafts, push rods, and valves consider to be | "internally lubricated" parts of the engine? The reason I am asking is that | I've noticed that my '99 E320 (with 91K miles) has a slight tap when idling. | I assume that this is due to one of the items I mentioned above (lifters or | camshaft being my first guess) and I still have the car covered under a | Starmark warranty that states that "internally lubricated" engine parts are | covered. So before I take the car into the dealership I wanted to verify my | belief that these are indeed internally lubricated. | | Josh | |
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On Sun, 11 Dec 2005 21:07:23 GMT, against all advice, something

Yes.
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Did you change your oil within the last few day's?
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Oil was changed several months ago (Mobile1). But I've noticed this tapping for a while and am finally getting annoyed at it enough to do something about it.
Any ideas on the cost of replacing lifters if I opted to not take it to the dealership?

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Take it to a Mercedes specialist.
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Yes, it is covered. Get it repaired under Starmark program.
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Yea - I brought it in today. And they say that they can't hear it....

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Tell them to go get a hearing aid.
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Good news - they finally heard it and they will replace the lifters under warranty.

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Alright! Those hearing aid finally helped them, eh?
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