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Old 12-17-2000, 07:20 PM
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I'm a little confused about the tensioner rail for the timing chain in my '84 500SEL. My mechanic said that it is plastic and that it becomes brittle with age. Mine broke and thru the timing out and consequently bent all the valves on one side of my engine. Why would MB make something so cheap in a position that is so crucial to the engine that when it goes it could cause such a major problem? If so, have they changed it so that it isn't so fragile?

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