Mercedes Benz E500 Exhaust Tip Troubleshooting Tips
Sometimes, it is the small things that make a huge difference in a car, such as keeping the Mercedes Benz E500 exhaust tip clean and well maintained. It probably is one of the most ignored parts of the vehicle, but it certainly is one that helps the vehicle to look great. Here are some troubleshooting tips that help keep the exhaust tip look great for the years to come:
Vibrating noise in the exhaust tip
Noise is often caused by a loose part in the exhaust tip so any sound coming out of the exhaust that is not characterized by a vibrating metal could be another problem. To eliminate all the possible sources of noise, turn the engine on and drive around the vehicle for a few minutes until it reaches its optimal operating temperature. Park your vehicle and keep the engine running. If the noise is coming from the pipes, catalytic converter, or muffler, there's no need to troubleshoot the exhaust tip. Otherwise, place a screwdriver on the surface of the exhaust tip. You'll know that something is loose if the tip vibrates causing the screwdriver to resonate.Now, turn off the engine and look for the loose area in the exhaust tip. Do the necessary action once you have found the problem.
Rattling or whistling noise in the exhaust tip
Again, run the vehicle until it reaches its optimal operating temperature. While the engine is running, look for other causes of noise. Check the exhaust tip for chips, small holes, or dents. These cause the distinctive rattling or whistling noise. Repair the problem by either patching the damaged part of the exhaust tip or replacing the entire tip. If the noise is from other parts of the exhaust system, say the exhaust pipe, cat converter, or muffler, repair is more urgent. Make sure not to let the problem persist.
Carbon build-up around the exhaust tip
Carbon builds-up around the exhaust tip is normal. Removing it doesn't take a lot of effort. All you need are microfiber cloth, automotive degreaser, steel wool, chrome or aluminum or metal polish, and 10 minutes to restore the exhaust tip in its original shine.