Removing V230 Tensioner

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This is my first post and I am looking for advice on how to remove the chain tensioners on my 1997 V class 230.It appears that I need to do this to remove the head ! I am replacing head gasket.
 

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Is this the 111 engine, in a 638

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This is a 111 engine in a v class ambiente..I dont know what a 638 is? Thanks for your speedy reply!
 

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I have sent you 8 Emails on the whole head job, if anything missing please tell me
 
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Thankyou Malcolm Wish id asked prior to dismantling half the engine and stripping out a head bolt with a torx instead of a spline.
Is there any way I can check if the head needs skimming ..anything else i can check the engine for before re asmbling it?
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I would ask a engineering firm to measure the head, it need a special set up to do it. Heads mainly warp when over heated, but cast iron is a very unstable metal anyway.
There may be nothing wrong with it.

At least with those papers you can set it up OK
 
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Replacing tensioner head cover plate..there isent any apparent gasket..What should I use on the mating surfaces..
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Can you give me any ref number from what I sent you
 
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Email head 4 ...
7.3.95
cover plate No.1 at cylinder head
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Thats are hard one there is no gasket, it must have been sealed with one of the non drying gasket compounds like the blue hermetite,
 
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I need to remove the water pipe from the back of the engine..is it difficult? Iwant to replace it as it appears to have a small crack!
 
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Thanks Malcolm for you emails..I wonder can I trouble you for info on changing the tensioner chain guide at the back of the engine and also removal of water pump..Thankyou
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I have the water pump one, could you please ask this evening and I will do them
 
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Well finally got the engine back together and now although it turns over is not running..seems like fuel is being delivered ..now wondering if the chain slipped a sproket or two..or firing order wrong or..not enough spark could really use a timing set up for the engine and a way to check the firing order and electrical system..
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Haynes manual 3511 will give you all the information you need to strip and rebuild your M111 engine. If the camchain is fitted correctly the firing order and timing setup will be correct.
 
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