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Old 03-29-2001, 08:36 PM
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Job done -

finished replacing the chain/link this afternoon. Really quite easy. I use "tie-wraps" to always keep the chain against the sprocket and had to "relocate" tie wraps about 5 times. Oh yea I crimped the link like the good book says.
Thanks for the advise/words of wisdom everyone.

I am replacing the tensioner and tensioner spring while I am in there.

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'95 E320
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Old 03-29-2001, 10:11 PM
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Well, I guess I am a bit late but, I do know someone who rents MB special tools at a very reasonable price including the master link crimp tool that was being inquired about on this post. His name is George Murphy and is located in Tennessee. He is also a MBCA member. I did rent the chain tool from him once to do my 103 eng.
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Old 03-29-2001, 10:17 PM
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Did the chain make a difference

Greetings Jim,

Just wondering if changing the timing chain made a difference in engine performance, and if so what's the difference you notice? Also kind of curious how you knew you needed to replace the chain at all?



Where'd you get the crimping tool for the chain?
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Old 04-06-2001, 04:50 PM
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Finally finished putting the 300D together

and test driving it. While I had it down for the new chain I decided to replace the seals on the oil return lines to the oil pan. Took it out on I75 and ran it up to around 90. There was no doubt at all with the new "tool" crimped chain. I finally saw what the turbocharged inline five feels like at load. The car drives out GREAT.

During the work I purchased some new o-rings for the oil filter piece that has the two o-rings at the end. I would not be surprised if the old o-rings were original. I used a knife to remove them, they were hard as dried epoxy and just kinda crumbled when I cut them off.

This has been the first opportunity I have had to try the a/c since I replaced the compressor and had it charged. The compressor does not pull in although I replaced the Klima relay. I can manually "make-up" a relay in the old Klima relay and it comes on and cools good. At least now I know how to wire a manual switch The a/c does not leak. I will spend a weekend doing some more trouble shooting before I put the manual switch in.

thanks for the advice/help everyone
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