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Old 12-18-2000, 10:38 PM
Dan16V Dan16V is offline
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Timing chain and tensioner replacement


How hard is it to replace the timing chain tensioner on a 16V? My timing chain rattles when starting cold and needs to be replaced. I'd like to also replace the tensioner with the updated version, that holds the chain until oil pressure is built up. So, does the engine have to be removed to replace the tensioner, or does just the head have to be removed. I'm having the guides replaced and valves ground this winter anyway, so could the tensioner easily be replaced at the same time?

Thanks in advance!!

87 190E EVO II Turbo
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