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Old 08-10-1999, 04:21 PM
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Aaron Aaron is offline
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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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Diesel timing chains can last any given amount of time. I would have the chain checked pre-purchase and determine if replacement is necessary. On both of my diesels, I am still going on the original timing chains. The 240D at 300K and my 300SD at 170K. As a rule of thumb, diesel timing chains tend to last much longer than gasoline engine chains. Hope this helps!

Aaron Greenberg
MB technician
'67 250SE Cabriolet
'77 450SL
'79 6.9
'79 6.9
'80 300SD
'81 240D
'85 380SE
'89 420SEL
'93 300E 2.8