Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-20-2002, 08:44 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 11
16 V timing chain help

Hello -

I dropped the chain inside the engine!!! oops.Are there any tried & proven ways of retrieving it other than magnet & patience?Can I get to it if I remove the oil pan & lower cover?Can I remove the lower cover with the engine in the car?

I figure since I already messed up I will just replace all the guide rails.Can I do this with the engine in the car?Please help!!!

The piece over the intake sprocket is still in place so I haven't lost the timing.

1986 190E 2.3-16
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2002, 06:39 AM
UK 2.3-16v
Posts: n/a
Bent metal coat hanger?

You know the cheap type you get from dry cleaners...
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2002, 08:27 AM
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Tucker, Ga USA
Posts: 12,153
You can remove the oil pan & front cover in the car but it isn't easy. Takes at least 10 hrs in the shop.
The lower guide rail should always be replaced, so you shouldn't worry about dropping the chain. Also the distributor drive gear may be worn as well.
MERCEDES Benz Master Guild Technician (6 TIMES)
ASE Master Technician
Mercedes Benz Star Technician (2 times)
44 years foreign automotive repair
27 Years M.B. Shop foreman (dealer)
MB technical information Specialist (15 years)
190E 2.3 16V ITS SCCA race car (sold)
1986 190E 2.3 16V 2.5 (sold)
Retired Moderator
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2002, 01:23 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 11
Thanks guys

Thanks for the response guys.I used a coat hanger & magnet -took about 3 mins.However, I still want to replace the guide rails.Is it pretty much the same to remove the front cover as an 8 valver?Any additional steps I need to know about?

Also what are the torque values for the new tensioner body & end cap?

1986 190E 2.3-16
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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page