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Old 03-04-2002, 11:18 AM
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What Size?? 190E Timing Chain Tensioner Nut

I am finally going to get to that timing chain job that I have been avoiding for a couple of months for my 84 190E 2.3 gas motor.

What size allen socket do I need to get the chain tensioner cap nut off?

I dont want to rip the alternator out and then find out I dont have the right tools, only to prolong the job another week.

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Old 03-04-2002, 02:52 PM
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I think you need a 12mm for the plug and a 17mm for the outer ring. This was answered more completely a few months ago when I did my rebuild. You can search on my username and 'tensioner'.
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