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Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
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Timing Belts and Chains

Does a timing chain on a Mercedes SLK need to be changed?

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January 29, 2010 1:21AM

The chain is a double row operating on toothed gears and tensioned by an hydraulic tensioner. Wear is minimal provided oil quility is maintained. Unlike toothed belts which have a service interval of 80-100,000kms (50-60,000 miles) changing is not normally required. Timing chanin rattle on cold start up after long periods is not unusual even on low mileage engines.