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Old 03-17-2003, 08:15 AM
Chaosmosis Chaosmosis is offline
1973 450SL 117.982 107.04
Join Date: Feb 2003
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Lightbulb Timing Chain Stretch and replacement

MB does not state if timing chain stetches X degrees then timing chain should be replaced, it does say about the use off offset woodruff keys for compenstation, how much would it take to stretch before ultimately jumping teeth(disaster). I read some posts as little as 5 degrees and others that say the chain will outlast the engine if oil is changed every 3,000 miles. So what is the answer??

'73 MB 450SL
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