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Ive just purchased a used 1999 A160 Mercedes and im concerned about the possibility of the timing belt failing how often does this need replacing and is the 1999 version fitted with a chain or a belt
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RE: timing belt

The A160 uses a timing chain, not a belt, so service is focused on the chain tensioner, unless there is some wear or quality defect with the chain. I don't believe any Mercedes use a timing belt, generally found in Japanese cars, that requires 60-90K mile replacement.
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