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1986 mercedes 300E inline 6 3.0litre - timing chain - hours required (labour) to replace?

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Hello, It depends if the chain is broken or not. If the chain is still intact it's 3.9 hrs. If it has broken add 7.6 hrs.
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Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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Hey Gator241...thanks a bunch...everything pointed to timing chain wear... not broken... however my hard start...erratic running etc. turns out to be plugged....faulty mufflers. Appeared to be the cat. converter....(same problems exist if it is cats) but the mufflers were old... glass had collapsed. replaced runs like a charm starts right away. From what I have seen 300E has several possible areas that can contribute to my problem...rlays...vlaves...fuel pumps... filters..etc. Hope this helps! thanks for helping me fixya!

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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