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Old 06-03-2008, 04:58 PM
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PREVENTIVE REPLACEMENT OF timing chain for M-104

When do I need to replace the timing chain of 1997 E320 W210 engine in line 6 M104? current milage ~65,000 miles. Thanks

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Old 06-03-2008, 05:35 PM
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Agree. Not for a long, long time. NOt sure the 210 even has a recommended interval. Maybe one of the shop guys can help. I'd say inspect it at 120,000?
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wouldn't the UAE have different maintenance intervals then the U.S.?

but 65K miles does seem a but low, but 100Kmiles may be about right.

Higher temps, higher speeds?, and increased dust, would those effect a timing chain lifespan?
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khooper, you must be thinking of something else. It's inconceivable for the M104 timing chain to be changed once a year as a matter of routine. I wouldn't even begin to show concern until 120~150K.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:45 PM
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your supposed to/should change them atleast once a year so I would say just go ahead and do it, its just a simple maintence procedure to a long lasting/reliable car.
Yeah, might as well replace the pistons too.

But seriously, the M104 doesn't share the timing chain issues of some earlier MB engines, so at 65K I wouldn't even consider replacing it. Now, if I was doing a head gasket/valve job on a high mileage M104, I might consider replacing the chain just for insurance purposes, only because it doesn't cost much, and it's an easy job when the cylinder head is removed.
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Thanks to all of you who took the time to reply
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Even though it doesnt seem like its stretched doesnt mean it hasnt, your supposed to/should change them atleast once a year so I would say just go ahead and do it, its just a simple maintence procedure to a long lasting/reliable car.
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You don't know anything about the 104 engine..
What do you think this is , ..a Belt???????
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:45 AM
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You don't know anything about the 104 engine..
What do you think this is , ..a Belt???????
Even the belts go for at least 90k.

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