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C230 1.8 Timing Chain Issue

My 2003 C230 Kompressor, 1.8 just skipped a timing chain, bent valves,etc. I just also found out that Mercedes had "upgraded" the timing chain, to a new, much beefier chain. My mechanic has informed me that this is the 3rd one he's seen. My car has 80K miles on it, fully serviced.
This tells me that Mercedes knows/knew this is/was a problem - why else upgrade the chain.
Anyone else having this problem, and is there a recall or a possible recall in the works? Anyone else interested in persuing this also?
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At 80k miles the car has had a few service visits, not only at the latest one they should have checked the chain and should have detected it needs service. At least in my opinion.

Would still be nice to see your VIN, I just had a look at a 203.040 with a 271.948 engine and I did not see any of the chain drive parts being changed with a new part number. Perhaps your car is a different one after all?
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Might want to try posting this in the W203 section.

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