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Old 07-04-2002, 09:48 PM
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timing chain replacement

what is a reasonable charge in the Atlanta area for a timing chain and tensioner replacement on a 87 300D? Any recommendations for good quality work?
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Old 07-05-2002, 07:59 AM
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I would suggest taking it to MB Autowerks to have this work done. Call them and see if they can give you an estimate for this job.
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Old 07-05-2002, 03:40 PM
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Why are you changing it? Isn't this one of the engines with the ratcheting tensioner?

Have a great day,
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Old 07-05-2002, 03:44 PM
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When I lived in Atlanta, I used Austrian Motors on Northside and 14th Street. I always had a good experience with them.
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Old 07-05-2002, 07:14 PM
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I dont know his mileage, but at 272K mine had 12+ degrees of stretch. It has a hydraulic piston type tensioner.
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Old 07-06-2002, 06:32 AM
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I am surprised it runs! I don't think the tensioner is even touching the chain!
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Old 07-06-2002, 09:21 AM
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Yeah, I felt the same way. I am relieved that a new one is in there now.
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