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Date registered: May 2011
Vehicle: 1999 CLK 320 Coupe 85k miles
Location: Clear Lake City, Texas (just south of Houston)
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Timing chain replacement?
1999 CLK 320 (208 365) 112.940 90k miles
A Mercedes mechanic friend of mine said that I have no need to replace the timing chain at 100K miles, as there are no nylon parts to wear out, and my DVD manual shows the chain looking pretty metal looking. I haven't explored the DVD that thoroughly, as it is pretty damn intimidating and complicated.... I haven't found anything about periodic maintenance related to the timing chain on my engine or model. Could be in there, but I haven't found it. It's the software that the Benz mechanics use, and simply identifying my car/engine/transmission number was a chore, to say the least. Do I need to worry about my timing chain, and is there any maintenance needed to be performed? Thanks.