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Hey guys ..What's other method to pin the T-chain with out this special tool which I don't have( Picture ) . My chain is off the 16V engine ( It's new) and I do not mind to remove cam & intermediate gears to install the new chain after pined at correct pressure..Does it matter much ?

 

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You could probably build one of those pretty easily. It doesn't look like it would be hard to do, and would be cheaper than buying one.
 

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Got a bench vise?
 

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Good trick of the trade..pressure upon of your will power?
Well I must have five crimping tools myself, now finding them when I want one, impossible.


Its just faster to use a couple 4mm sockets and a bench vise, those I usually have no problem finding.
 

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Well I must have five crimping tools myself, now finding them when I want one, impossible.


Its just faster to use a couple 4mm sockets and a bench vise, those I usually have no problem finding.
I had 2 skeletons hanging in my garage with signs on their necks : "This guys borrowed my tools and never return to me".
Thanks for sharing emergency experiences.:thumbsup:
 

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I had 2 skeletons hanging in my garage with signs on their necks : "This guys borrowed my tools and never return to me".
Can I use that? lol.
 

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Achtung !

Hey guys ..What's other method to pin the T-chain with out this special tool which I don't have( Picture ) . My chain is off the 16V engine ( It's new) and I do not mind to remove cam & intermediate gears to install the new chain after pined at correct pressure..Does it matter much ?
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Does it matter much ?

It does.

This is how a properly crimped chain link should look like - with 45 degree flattened top and bottom of the link pins



I would NOT use any other tool other than a MB timing chain crimping tool with proper inserts for double-row chain.

Anything else and you risk snapping the chain.

Here's a good link for T-chain replacement procedure:

PeachParts Timing chain How To



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