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Old 08-12-2004, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by wbain5280
I think you forgot some of the links between the chain halves. The link isn't meant to take all the chain load with only one link. I think you might break it and destroy your engine.

please explain further?

The replacement chain was a genuine mercedes part, it was one long length of chain and one link to join it together. Both the chain and the link have been used. The engine spins by hand quite happily and I cranked it over using the starter motor and it all seems fine.

You have me concerned now.....
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