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2012 merc e class 220cdi

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by David Johnson, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. David Johnson

    David Johnson New Member

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    Hi

    Just had car in 97000 miles for new water pump .

    Mechanic said timing belt very noisy when starting car

    Car seems to be running fine

    Its a taxi by the way should I panic or is it common .

    Many thanks
     
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    David Johnson

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    Timing chain I should of said
     
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    Hello and welcome

    If it’s a taxi, why the “low” miles? What’s the MOT history show for the mileage?

    If the duplex chain is noisy then it needs looking at.
     
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    I've had it 3 and a half years from 30000. Serviced twice a year
     
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    How urgent we talking . What I'm pondering is it worth getting fixed if need be or time to trade for another car ?
     
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    Hi,

    It isn't a duplex chain on the OM651 engine.

    The urgency is dependent on how bad it is. You certainly don't want it to snap !!

    If the gear cogs and tensioner are OK it is a matter of linking the new chain to the old and winding it on. There is still a good bit of dismantling and re-fitting to be done though but it isn't an engine out job.

    Whether you do it or trade the car in is your decision. Did your mechanic give you an estimate of the cost involved?
     
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    David Johnson

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    850 quid for new chain
     
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    Hi,

    I don't know how much it costs. There is a good bit of labour involved.
    However, it would be worth getting a second quote from a MB specialist who has done the job before.
     
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    Where do you live buddy , so someone can recommend a good Merc independent who can hopefully shave a few hundred off that bill if it's just the chain
     
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    You didn't type anything buddy
     
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    Newcastle upon Tyne mate
     
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    I'm sure someone will be along shortly to recommend a garage buddy :D
     

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