Thanks Donnie, I figured I couldn't go wrong with the book. I rolled the engine over through two completes cycles without problem then rolled in the chain.
Sure looks perty with a shiny new chain and bright rails.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
Non illegitemae carborundum.