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Old 01-27-2003, 02:39 PM
keithed keithed is offline
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You said the chain guides and tensioner were changed forty thousand miles ago. Does your engine compartment on the original parts have like a light brownish protectent sprayed on them. Such was the case with the old tensioner that was removed when I did the timing chain job. The new MB tensioner is shinney and aluminum colored looking. Not sure what you call that stuff from the factory, but I guess it is some kind of protectent? At least in mine it is how about your engine compartment. Not on everything of course only seems to be on certain parts. Guess my bottom line question is did an original MB tensioner fail after 40000 miles (provided it was changed) as you indicated. Just very curious.
Keith D
1989 420SEL 105575 miles
Pearl Black/Grey

1990 Chevrolet E-Cab C-1500
293,000 miles

1989 Olds Toranado Trofeo'
132,000 miles
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