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Old 11-04-2002, 05:34 PM
a2aa a2aa is offline
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timing chain degree allowance- 1985 380 sl

My friend and I drove his 1985 380 SL with 77,000 miles ran PERFECTLY all day then, when it was time to go home---- no start. Had (BAD MISTAKE) a mobile mechanic tow it to his place... Was told that the timing chain need replacement. QUOTE:" the chain is a few degrees off -that's why it doesn't want to start". I think he's full of it. HAd it towed to my place and will do the investigating of my own. WHERE SHOULD I START??? Is this true that timing chain slacking will prevent a totally perfect running car to not even start????? It doesn't even have any timing chain slp on initial start that morning.And it's double chained already!I was thinking fuel pump relay or fuel accumulator -- talk to me mercedes experts!!!

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