Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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No, , MB produce high compression engines running on Premium that don't clear the valves from the pistons. We do have fresh report of one member driving 1996 E class having the timing chain broken just above 100k miles. Fortunately that doesn't happen very often and the weaker engines are usually known. The replacement engines are very expensive even before you go to AMG versions, but might be great project for qualify amateur.
Good luck and welcome to the forum Chris
Last edited by Kajtek1; 10-10-2011 at 02:23 PM.