Thread: Merc 380 coupe
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Old 11-13-2001, 06:31 PM
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[and the timing chain the *person* put the master link on backwards I dont know how but I saw it myself and couldnt believe it

1982 380 SEC]

The chain link thing is a bit of an oddball from motorcycles - yes, I use them also!.

In theory, if the split link end is pointing in the direction of travel, a stone jumping up from the road could open the link and thus allow the chain to seperate. You can figure out yourself the chances of this happening in a sealed environment like a timing case.
However, some dumb mechanics continue to preach it as gospel without thinking the thing through. I suppose it gives them a chance to show how smart they are...not.
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