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Old 09-22-2003, 03:26 PM
ezrider ezrider is offline
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1985 380SL Timing Chain Noise Question?

I have a 1985 380SL with 105K miles on it. The timing chain tensioner was replaced at 75K miles and the timing chain and tensioner (again) was replaced at 80K miles.

Now there is a noise that sounds like a loose timing chain sometimes, but not all the time, on a cold startup. I never hear the noise on warm startups. What should I be looking for to cure this? Is it easy to inspect the timing chain rails for damage?

Thank you
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