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Old 08-03-2003, 02:21 AM
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On every MB V-8 timing chain I have done, it appears to come up one link short. You have to loosen the tensioner (or remove it completely), this will free up a little slack in the new chain. Remember, the new chain isn't stretched. Of course this means getting the tensioner back in will be a chore, but it is doable.

Youo are installing a new tensioner to go with the new chain, aren't you?
Mike Tangas
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