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brickyard 10-02-2003 02:01 PM

timing chain replacement
At what mileage would I replace the timing chain and guides on a '74 450SL?

kip Foss 10-02-2003 09:02 PM

Use the search facility. There are mountains of entries on this subject.

brickyard 10-02-2003 09:14 PM

ok, i'll try again. couldn't come up with a mileage recommendation the first time.

kip Foss 10-02-2003 09:20 PM

It is usually recommended to change the chain and at least the 4 upper slides at 100k miles. If you can do the labor your self the parts are only about $100. The Haynes manual on the 350 and 450 sl/slc has the proceedure.

brickyard 10-02-2003 09:24 PM

got it
ok, looks like 100,000 miles for a timing chain replacement is the answer i was looking for.

brickyard 10-02-2003 09:24 PM

thank you
thank you:D

suginami 10-02-2003 09:37 PM

Timing chain and guide rail replacement is one of the most discussed topics on this site.

There are mountains and mountains and mountains in the archives, well over a hundred relevant threads.

Here is one good thread that is pretty recent.

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