Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-08-2002, 09:45 AM
Posts: n/a
Head bolt washer behind timing chain cover!

As Murphy's Law would have it, just as I was removing the last head bolt from the head (late and tired), the washer separates and falls down right behind the camshaft and down between the two rails. (M103 -- '91 300E)

I try to fish it out with a cherry picker but no luck and hear it fall down further in the process.

How far down will this washer make it (it is pretty heavy)? All the way down to the sump, do you think, where I don't have to take timing chain cover off to get it out?

PLEASE give me some advice here!#$ Removing timing cover involves alot, that I'm not sure I have the time for right now.


Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2002, 11:30 AM
Posts: n/a
Go to your auto supply store and get yourself a long flex magnet. The magnetic tip should be no bigger than 1/4" in diameter and have a real powerful magnet in it. The flex shaft will allow you to wiggle it down deep and gently pull it up with the washer. It has saved me many times. They are about $10 or cheaper - just don't get the telescoping kind as they cannot flex around things to go deep. Once you've used one you will never part with it.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2002, 02:52 PM
Posts: n/a
Thanks Moedip --

The one you speak of, is it the mini-slinky type that has a magnetic picker at the tip? That would seem the perfect type to reach down to the bottom and snag it.

Happen to remember which auto parts store you bought yours at?
I really don't want to remove the cover.... especially since it is still sealed.

Thanks again

Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2002, 03:09 PM
Posts: n/a
That's the one. I'm in Canada so it won't help you where I got mine - give Pep Boys a call. If you want a real good one - call Snap-on. Good Luck
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
E420 M119 Timing Chain- Here's my story bobjohnston Tech Help 29 01-24-2010 11:23 PM
Removing Cyl Head (80 300SD) - timing chain Jetmugg Diesel Discussion 4 12-26-2003 04:24 PM
1998 W210 E430 Timing chain tensioner bolt phouse Tech Help 3 10-09-2003 03:22 PM
W126 Timing chain help BenzMatic Tech Help 5 08-03-2003 05:14 AM
Head job and timing chain 103 J.HIDALGO Tech Help 18 07-15-2002 01:06 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page