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Old 10-02-2003, 02:01 PM
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timing chain replacement

At what mileage would I replace the timing chain and guides on a '74 450SL?
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Old 10-02-2003, 09:02 PM
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Use the search facility. There are mountains of entries on this subject.
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Old 10-02-2003, 09:14 PM
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ok

ok, i'll try again. couldn't come up with a mileage recommendation the first time.
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Old 10-02-2003, 09:20 PM
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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.
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Old 10-02-2003, 09:24 PM
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got it

ok, looks like 100,000 miles for a timing chain replacement is the answer i was looking for.
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Old 10-02-2003, 09:24 PM
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thank you

thank you
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Old 10-02-2003, 09:37 PM
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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.

560SL Timing Chain Replace
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