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Old 07-11-2001, 01:27 PM
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Monday of this week I took my 86 300SDL to a mechanic (MB only) and had a new timing chain installed purely as a preventive measure because I have heard that they should be changed at about 175K. My car has almost 160K. After getting the car back, on the way home I noticed the oil pressure was unusually low when sitting at a stop light. On accelerating away from the stop the pressure went to 0 then gradually went back to 3 as the turbo leveled off. My Mechanic has worked on this for the subsequent 2 days but can't fix it. Any ideas as to the cure for this wierdness. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Ron C
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Old 07-25-2001, 12:36 AM
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Did your mechanic resolve the problem?

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Old 07-25-2001, 12:46 AM
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I don't see replacing the timing chain could cause the oil pressure to decrease. I would take it back to the mechanic and request to read the oil pressure with a gauge connected to the engine where the sending unit is. If it checks right then you have a problem with the gauge or the sending unit.
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