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Old 09-25-2001, 10:12 PM
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Question What is this part I found in my oil pan?

I got my engine out of my '89 190E 2.6 and found these in the oil pan. I broke a timing chain so one of the parts is half of one roller that was missing from the chain. But what is the second part?

As you see, it is quite small. One end is threaded and the other has a tapered head with a very small allen socket in it. I don't know of any part in the engine that has anything like this.

Suprisingly, it is the same size as the interior of the chain roller and about as long. I've never heard anything like it, but it almost looks like it could have been the pin that goes in the roller. I know it isn't though because the pin is intact on the other end of my broken chain.

Can anyone help?
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