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Old 08-31-2000, 07:33 AM
JohninFla JohninFla is offline
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Thanks MB Doc. I think the MBenz engineers just MIGHT have some experience designing these parts, so I will trust their judgement on the choice of plastic for the material. It has been my experience that if something is designed to be soft and wear, replacing it with something harder ususally causes a different failure. While the chain links are much harder than the aluminum, I would be concerned about wear particles from the aluminum floating around. I expect having stray aluminum running through the internals of your engine is at least as bad as stray plastic. I am going with OEM components, as my first intuition told me to.

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