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Old 11-06-2000, 06:56 AM
Douglas Broome Douglas Broome is offline
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I disagree that a 300D with 197k miles does not necessarily require a timing chain replacement. It will doubtless be stretched, but how much. Failure would be without warning and catastrophic. You can do the job yourself for the cost of a chain ($65?) as long as you can rent/borrow the necessary crimping tool. I did. Replace the tensioner at the same time; another $60?). Then readjust the valves. Perform a timing (drip) test and adjust the drip to between 10 and 19 seconds per drip, not the one drip per second in the manual. This brought up my 1977 240D up to snuff at 165k miles. Worked wonders!
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