Don't stop there!! If the upper rail is broken so goes the lower two rails!! Some one had just replaced chain on 16V engine in the car I just bought. Both lower rails were broken when I pulled the pan & front cover. Also the distributor drive gear was worn out! This takes about 10-12 hrs & requires special tools. How long since last valve clearance check. The 16V requires a special chain tensioner. All of a sudden you are spending over $1000 but if you don't they it's going to cost a lot more!!
MERCEDES BENZ MASTER GUILD TECHNICIAN
ASE MASTER TECHNICIAN
27 YEARS DEALER M.B. Shopforeman
190E 2.3 ITS RACECAR
1986 190E 16V
[This message has been edited by M.B.DOC (edited 06-25-2000).]