The 97 was a weird deal. Mercedes had to get rid of the remaining engines (119 and 104) and they coupled them to the 722.6....Then, they had no idea what maintenance schedule to run them on. Long story short, the timing chains aren't failing as often in the 119 equiped 210 chassis. But, the trannys won't last behind that Torque MONSTER!!
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