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V8 Timing Chain Replacement

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Hey guys,

I am in the process of doing all of the usual maintenance one needs to do to a used car after purchasing it. What about the timing chain? I have a 94’ E420 with 106k miles on it. Is this something I should be looking at replacing soon or just wait till it takes a dump on me?

So far, I have changed ALL of the fluids, filters, belt, hoses that needed it, checked suspension bushings, etc. I have new brakes and rotors for my next weekend project. Anything else I should look at?


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hmm, I haven't had to do this yet, but if you have to remove both valve covers, this might be a risk if you haven't changed your wiring harness. All that movement might cause problems. On my 108 changing the chain can be a breeze just cut, connect the new to the old and turn the engine by hand whilst another person holds the chain. I hope our m119's are as easy, but i doubt it.
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