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Wondering whether i should have the drive chain replaced. How much does this cost?
 

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Yes a must I think at this stage, I think a few other bits wanted as well but a must from all I know of that engine
 

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You have Alex not that far away
 

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Thanks Television, although not sure who Alex is!

Alex Crow is in Stowmarket and one of the best guys going,, sure its a little way away depending on what part of Norfolk you are
 
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Alex Crow is in Stowmarket and one of the best guys going,, sure its a little way away depending on what part of Norfolk you are

Hokey dokey - any idea on cost?
 

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Hokey dokey - any idea on cost?

So sorry I have no idea on this as most wait until the engine has blown up
Alex really is good and a good price as well
 
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So sorry I have no idea on this as most wait until the engine has blown up
Alex really is good and a good price as well

Thanks again.

You obviously know him, - i'll call him tomorrow, can I say you recommended me?
 

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Thanks again.

You obviously know him, - i'll call him tomorrow, can I say you recommended me?

Please do, I have never met him but such a nice guy into the bargain, very clever guy
 
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Spoke with Alex, suggested that since the car is showing no symptons of anything to do with possible drive chain failure best policy currently would be leave it. He hasnt changed one on an M271 since 2011! Apparently they are designed for the lifetime of the vehicle and it is quite rare for one to fail.
 

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As above, it is hard for us to advise based on anything other than our experience, which is that only a small number of 271 engines suffer chain/sprocket problems.
Based on the cost to replace chain and tensioner, we do not see it as a cost effective precaution.
However, with higher mileages, rattling chains etc that would be another matter, but have seen several over 200,000 miles now on original parts, without problems.
 

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The best time to listen to the timing chain is after and oil filter change, before the oil pressure builds up. We have done quite a few chains, some too late and a few because of the rattle on start up.
 
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As above, it is hard for us to advise based on anything other than our experience, which is that only a small number of 271 engines suffer chain/sprocket problems.
Based on the cost to replace chain and tensioner, we do not see it as a cost effective precaution.
However, with higher mileages, rattling chains etc that would be another matter, but have seen several over 200,000 miles now on original parts, without problems.

Thans Alex!
 

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Cruch noise (sometimes) right after start, and occasional EML light (timing off, because there was CPS issues shown in fault codes, but sensor was good?) were indications of my colleague car chain problems.

I posted one picture here where couple of strtch chains were clearly shown... ;)
 
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Cruch noise (sometimes) right after start, and occasional EML light (timing off, because there was CPS issues shown in fault codes, but sensor was good?) were indications of my colleague car chain problems.

I posted one picture here where couple of strtch chains were clearly shown... ;)

Thankfully mine is very smooth and showing no symptons of anything untoward.

Thanks for the info, something to look out for.
 

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As above, it is hard for us to advise based on anything other than our experience, which is that only a small number of 271 engines suffer chain/sprocket problems.
Based on the cost to replace chain and tensioner, we do not see it as a cost effective precaution.
However, with higher mileages, rattling chains etc that would be another matter, but have seen several over 200,000 miles now on original parts, without problems.

Hi Alex, I have a 2007 W209 CLK 220 Diesel. Am I safe with this car, are there any timing chain issues? Just that I had the a 3 series last year (the dreaded N47 diesel engine) and the chain snapped, cost me £3000 for a second hand engine fitted. It would finish me off if this car did that to me!
 

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Hi Alex, I have a 2007 W209 CLK 220 Diesel. Am I safe with this car, are there any timing chain issues? Just that I had the a 3 series last year (the dreaded N47 diesel engine) and the chain snapped, cost me £3000 for a second hand engine fitted. It would finish me off if this car did that to me!

Your chain will last until the very end of your car.
 

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