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Old 08-24-2001, 02:20 PM
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The M102.961 engine in the 1984 190E & the M102.985 engine in the 1985 & 86 190E2.3 are subject to timing chain BREAKAGE! Also these are the only MB engines that requires inspection of the timing chain every 60k miles! DON'T wait, I have bought 3 of these cars with this problem for under $800. in very good shape otherwise.
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