Date registered: Aug 2009
Vehicle: 1981 380SL
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Thanks Jyuma, that does make sense. And yes, clockwise by hand is how I’ve been doing it.
I’m aware that by leaving the rocker arms on while feeding the new chain I will experience that spring tension in a more “dramatic” way. Will leaving the spark plugs in (compression) lessen this effect?
Also, in addition to using the cable ties on the new chain, I plan to have a friend hold the old chain and keep some tension on it. Is this necessary? My fear was that by leaving the old chain slack, I could skip a tooth at the crank.
I noticed in Panzerpuff’s video, he would feed the chain in and let the old one fall to the floor, but it did seem to be bunching up inside the engine SOMEWHERE... spooky.