Other M271 timing chain kits online if much cheaper then they are most likely Chinese made products. Not sure if it actually is. However, he usually starts checking them for stretch at 200K 125M and finds that by 250-300K 150-190M that he changes them out for peace of mind. Car Mechanics magazine did a cam chain rebuild a few years ago which I would guess you would still be able to order a back copy. Two years out of manufacturers warranty is too long in his opinion, and I tend to go along with that. I don't know what to do about this one.
The part number is A2049008205. Driver a normal 12 stones in weight, wife a lot less. The adjuster housing is also in the kit along with new guides. Why do some stretch and others survive? All Euro 5 and Euro 6 standard diesel engines registered in Europe between January 2011 and September 2015 are affected. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the cam shaft tensioner failed and needed to be replaced. I have the same problem as yourself chain jumprd and broke volves, as I was told in garage.
However, because timing chains are lubricated by the engine oil, their level of wear can vary depending on how well serviced the vehicle is. It was reported in The Times in July that while Daimler, which manufactures Mercedes-Benz, had not been found to use the same type of software for cheating emissions tests discovered in Volkswagen vehicles in 2015, it is the subject of an investigation by the German authorities into the possible manipulation of exhaust controls in cars with diesel engines. Snapped chain could result a completely damaged engine! It has on reoccurring white blotches on the paintwork. Any advice would be appreciated. Owner told this is a 'common' fault.
I have just got the complete kit to replace the chain and adjuster. Most qualified mechanics will be able to perform a timing chain replacement. I don't know what to do about this one. So I am very handy spanners as I actually owned a garage a number of years ago so I would like to do the repair myself. You should carefully slide the cam cover off as the cam bolt could stuck to the magnets inside.
Anyway, I've given the garage the go ahead to fix as I don't really have much choice in the issue. So far this new kit looks good, variators look solid. Do I have to take the lower part of the cam cover front off to do this?. Then I know the tensioner is new too. Video available on You Tube. All this assumes you have a 111 engine.
Not all Mercs suffer this problem, but some do and ours is one of them. I'm sure it never cost £600 tho. It could well be something else but this cam kit is the cheapest way to see if its the chain and tensioner. He blame me for not taking my benz to for all mechanical issues during possession of my vehicle. Turbo Intake Pipe Leaking oil £131.
We've just done some maintenance work on my C200K. Timing belts have set replacement intervals typically between 40,000 and 100,000 miles depending on the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. Can anyone give me details of how I should go about changing the adjuster and guides please. Avoid catastrophic engine failure by maintaining your timing chain. I will inspect the sprockets when the top end cam cover is off.
I did some research on the M271 timing chain wear before I bought my c class and it seemed that there was hardly a mention for the w204 so I wasn't too concerned. Anyone blew a timing chain here? But like all moving parts, they eventually wear out and need replacement. The more you speak to people in the trade the more common the problem seams to be. Don't really know much about mechanics etc so help appreciated. I've used Mobil 1 because I am too lazy to get under my car so I've changed oil every 10K. I pretty sure the basics of the timing chain arrangement haven't changed over the years but what about part numbers? Again garage found that the charge in the battery was low and it was replaced for a second time, just one year after the first replacement.
But maybe they included for gasket kit also. Remove the tensioner and strip not you, the tensioner fit the outer housing and alloy sealing washer back into the front cover, insert the plunger then the spring and rubber buffer finally after eating 3 wheatabix get the allen key with the tensioner cap on and push into place while turning this may take two or three hundred attempts, once the thread has started wind up till tight. The car has only done 34,000 miles. Cheers for the info on the mag though, I will try and track one down. At the last service they advised owner that there was an oil leak.