Date registered: Nov 2015
Vehicle: A Class W168 2000 A170 CDI
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I was questioning, because even tough the timing chain might be quieter, on point, etc.
The "better and smoother acceleration" is probably coming from something else.
Like maintenance/intervention done during the same operation.
Which to be quite honest seems more probable.
I never attributed any performance gain to the change alone. Was always something done alongside. Some examples being, oil and filters, new bearings, etc. ;-)
Changed a bunch of timing belts and timing chains (on motorbikes, never on cars). In fact when I get a car with chain it always set in the back of my mind the "don't touch" tag. LOL :-)
In the case of my W168 CDI (almost 300K) I believe it will go to the "grave" with the original chain in place. As any other chain driven vehicle I had or have. Includes Doblo, Trafic...