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Old 07-26-2001, 11:06 PM
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Timing chain replacement is as needed. Check every 25,000 or so. Max is 3 degrees on vibration damper with camshaft timing marks aligned. Check chain tensioner also to make sure it keeps chain tight.
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Old 10-02-2001, 07:38 PM
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So, I had beginners luck with my SD?

I bought it, then found out that in particular, it is highly regarded as one of the choicest MB's ...

I didn't learn about this site until after I bought it...besides..I wanted it!

Paint needs touch up, trans seems good after new fluid. I was told by the local import shop that this trans (83) was essentially non adjustable. Comments?

I bought my vacuum tester the other day. I'm ready to fine-tune.

Thanks to all for a great resource!
83 SD 143 K miles
93 Grand Caravan 130K miles
92 Buick Regal (winter car)
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Old 10-02-2001, 09:09 PM
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Go with a 1985 190e 5spd. Great car if u can find one !
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