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Old 04-13-2003, 10:40 PM
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Question Timing Chain Replacment Question

I am having the timing chain on an 1984 190E 2.3 replaced. A friend of mine is doing the job, and he wants to just replace the chain links. I was wondering if it is okay to do this, or would it be BETTER to just get a new chain all together? I was thinking get a new chain because maybe there will be another weak spot in the old chain and it will break again. I thought that if he put a NEW chain on it, it woudn't do this.

Please let me know what you think.

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Old 04-13-2003, 10:53 PM
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Put in a new chain. The old one will brake again, sooner or later.
Also check conditions of all chain slide rails and replce if necessary.
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Old 04-14-2003, 12:52 AM
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Never Reuse an old chain! It's already proven that it will fail. WTF? It's not like they are expensive...I think I paid 30 dollars for mine, the links are a couple bucks. Why not put twenty something more with it and have a new and reliable chain that will give you 100k miles? Poor economy friend, it will end up costing you a new head or parts for it.
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