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Old 05-29-2003, 01:01 AM
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Any one have the timing chain crimping tool to loan for 10 days

I need to change the timing chain on my 93 2.6L 190e. I would like to know if any member has this tool and willing to loan it. I will pay a deposit if needed via paypal, MO, or any way you like.
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PS. Anyone aware of auto part stores that loan it?
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Old 05-29-2003, 01:28 AM
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chain

hi

haven't worked on your exact engine but on my 420's and 350 a new chain is replaced using a "C" clip on the connecting link.

if you're removing the original chain use a grinder to grind off one of the links. really easy just cover up the open areas of the engine.

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Old 05-29-2003, 08:43 AM
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You most likely already own a crimping tool, aka ball peen hammer. Roll the new chain in place, put the master link in from the back side, feel of the plate and put the rounded edge of the holes forward. Use a body dolly or another hammer from the back to hold it in place, then carefully peen the pins into place.

These engines do not have the C circlip, they have a permanent link.

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Old 05-29-2003, 10:00 AM
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I would strongly advise using the factory tool. The side plate is a very tight force fit over the pins. The tool has a magnet to hold the side plate in place while installing it. The factory tool forces the side plate on just the right amount. This will prevent it from binding. A movable mandrel in the tool is then turned and is used to upset the end of the pins. When done, you might never find where the peening was done except for the fact that the master link is a different color!! Some Benz parts houses loan out this tool.
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Old 05-29-2003, 11:12 AM
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One option...

Meza,

http://www.************************/ shows them for rent in their catalog. Not sure about the cost or how much the deposit is.

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Old 05-29-2003, 12:40 PM
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I've peened several with great long term success.

Have a great day,
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Old 05-29-2003, 01:00 PM
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Is the factory tool so different from the link extracter/installer you would use for a bike chain?
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Old 05-29-2003, 01:59 PM
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hi meza

when you get your new replacement chain i would be interested in knowing if the new chain does come with circlips on the connecting link.

i'm looking right now for a 190 w/the 2.6 or a 2.3 for my wife. finally got her convinced to get rid on the 98 escort but she still insists as she says i want a little car so i zip here and zip there. don't know why one of the 420's won't work but that is what she wants.

thanks for the info
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Pound it to fit then Paint it to match!

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Old 05-29-2003, 03:06 PM
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The replacement chains use the permanent link.

The tool has very little resemblance to one for a bike chain. The bike chain tool is a link breaker. The MB tool holds the plate in place while pressing the prettiest crimp you ever saw into the link pins. If the link was out where you could see the beautiful crimp, it would make the tool worthwhile, but since it's hidden in the engine where no one can see the difference, skilled use of a ball peen hammer will provide the same final result.

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