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Old 11-04-2003, 08:22 PM
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Hi everibody, I had a clk 430 1998 with 150.000 Km and the engine run very well.
with this kind of engine is necessary to change the timing chain every 100.000 km?
My engine is running without any noise but i would like to case of.
Many thanks
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Old 11-04-2003, 10:47 PM
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On the M113 engine, you certainly do not need to change the timing chain every 100,000 kilometers. Even most Japanese timing belts have longer intervals now.

I would imagine that the chain would last at least 250,000 kilometers, but there is no interval mandated. The life of your chain depends on your oil changing history on the car. The better it is, the longer the chain lasts.

If it would help you to sleep at night, it is possible to have the chain checked for stretch.
John Shellenberg
1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K
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Old 11-04-2003, 11:10 PM
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Many thanks Blackmercedes I will follow your suggest and i will change oil every 10.000 Km.
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