84 190E 170,000. It had the timing chain replaced before I bought it. It had 104,00 when I bought it. The plastic face on the tension rail failed and I had large bits of plastic in the oil pan which blocked the oil tube pick up and lost oil pressure. Also found bits of aluminum from the chain grinding on the tension rail in the oil filter. Took me 3 days before I could get the timing cover off and inspect everything. I did not find any wear on the distributor gear, guides or the tension rail pins. I plan on replacing the tension rail, gaskets and seals and gaskets. Should take another two days. I hope it will be worth it. The car had good performance.
One question I hope someone can help me with. I want to check the timing. Which way does this motor turn? I believe it is clockwise as you face the engine from the front. None of my manuals help.
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