[s-cars] Serpentine belt breaking the timing belt

John Larson j.d.larson at verizon.net
Tue Jun 22 12:51:50 EDT 2004

You said:  "Unless, of course the timing chain is on a Mercedes.  Pull the
valve cover,
rotate the engine to find the master link, break the chain, attach new
chain to the old chain, rotate the motor to snake the new chain in whilst
removing the old, when you get all of the new chain in replace the master
link.  Install new tensioner from the outside of the motor."

And then there's the VR6, where you simply pull the trans and flywheel (a
6-8 hr job, out and in), just to get to the timing cover ..................
I missed the first posts here, but I can't see the serp belt breaking and
taking out the timing belt, which is behind covers.  Smacks of a huge lack
of proper (and prudent) routine maintenance ....................  John

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