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Old 02-18-2002, 02:29 PM
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Timing chain master link question for the Pros

Am I being too anal or old fashioned? The master that came with the new timing chain for the 560 contained a "C" clip type master. I'd rather have the crimped style for peace of mind, but it seems they are unavailable. I called the two closest dealers and all the have in stock are the clip type. I talked with my local Indie, and he simply loves the clip type, as long a sthey are the two "c" clips rather than the single horseshoe type.

Since I cannot find a crimp type, can I rest assured the clips will hold? They clicked solidly when I snapped them on, and I have them set up with the open end of the C trailing.

I really need to feel better about them before I button the things ups.
Mike Tangas
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