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Old 12-05-2009, 09:33 PM
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timing chain and cam timing 500SL M119 eng

Hello,

I am setting up the cam timing on a 1990 500SL (double overhead cam engine). The factory CD is not clear on the initial line-up procedure for setting the four cams.Can anyone clearify this for me?

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Joe Alexander
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:56 PM
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1. Position engine to 45 before ignition TDC at No. 1 cylinder by cranking engine at crankshaft in direction of rotation of engine using special tool 001 589 66 09 00.

2. It must be possible to pin all 4 camshafts with the pins (1), special tool 111 589 03 15 00, through the 6.5 mm dia. holes in the first camshaft bearing caps.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:23 PM
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'88 560SL

Hi, Just bought an '88 560SL with 74,000 miles. Runs great! I want to keep it that way, so I'm going to do the timing chain thing. Can you please guide me thru the proceedure. Parts are easy to get, but I find the bottom guide is not usually replaced. Chain, tensioner, plastic guides & ? Thanks in advance for any advice. John B in So Utah
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:14 PM
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Hi,

I can give you a detailed description of adjusting cam timing- if you still need it.

Let me know!

Peter C. Sessler
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