I am in the process of preparing to change the timing chain on my 1985 300D. I have taken a look at fastlane.com and reviewed the manual on the procedure. It looks like MB has a chain that you crimp on and that is what is shown in the manual. A local import parts shop has a chain that you put together with a master link in addition to this type being available from fastlane.com. What are the opinions on the "crimped" chain versus one with a master link? I rode motorcycles for years with a chain/master link and can't say I ran into any problems as long as I changed it when the chain was worn. I would think too, that a single row chain on a Harley Davidson sees alot more severe service than a double row chain in oil. The only reason cost is an object is because of the price of the crimping tool.