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Old 29th January 2018, 21:39   #121
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Hello,

I'm not sure about other chains but Benz timing chains have one link which can be opened.
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Following your thread closely and enjoying it!
Thanks.

An "original" Iwis branded timing chain meant for the MB is on order, but I did not wish to wait for 5-6 weeks for it to arrive.

Hence, decided to opt for a chain meant for the indigenised OM616.

I understood from the dealer that this chain is meant for roadside mechanics, who don't have access to tools needed for reliably splitting /riveting links on chains, yet must ensure that a replaced chain lasts a minimum of 100,000 km or more, despite undertaking "field repairs".

I wish we could have done this in a much cleaner and sanitised environment, with the correct "make" of chain, but car itself could not be moved from it's present location.

Despite this, great pains were taken to clean each part removed from the engine, before reassembly.

The factory service manuals are indeed being consulted, whenever needed.

Subsequent timing chain replacements are expected to be less traumatic using this -
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Old 30th January 2018, 21:11   #122
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Updates from 30th Jan

An used two part prop shaft has been located. Unfortunately, it came off a car having a four speed gearbox, hence, it is about 2 inches longer than necessary.

Will need to make another trip to the workshop/lathe to correct this.
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Using this opportunity to paint the engine block and clean up the underside.

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Updates from 31st Jan

The vacuum pump being cleaned

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Injection pump cleaned and timing marks aligned

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Timing chain mounted on the camshaft sprocket and timing marks aligned for TDC (cylinder 1).

Injection pump was bolted on after rotating the engine to 24 degrees BTDC.

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Old 31st January 2018, 22:47   #124
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Boss, looks like you are supporting several mechanics kids through College, yours is a true labour of love.

People who are used to new-gen service centres and mechanics who just replace parts will not appreciate the heartache (and joy) this exercise brings.

Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
This is a very interesting thread.
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Boss, looks like you are supporting several mechanics kids through College, yours is a true labour of love.

People who are used to new-gen service centres and mechanics who just replace parts will not appreciate the heartache (and joy) this exercise brings.
College?
Not sure about that.
Mechanics who specialise in tempo travellers /trax don't cost a bomb..

I like your tbhp handle.

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Finally decided against visiting Mumbai and have ordered the prop shaft via Partsbase.de.
- A1234108401 JOINT SHAFT
The Partsbase website appears offline for the past few days.

Emailed queries/requests for cancellation are met with an automated response.

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The bumpers finally look nice and shiny again..

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Trying my hand at replacing the chrome strips on the grill..

A few were broken / warped badly
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Updates from 03rd February

The waterpump, starter, pulley, clutch assembly were bolted on today.
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The engine was started up to check for potential timing issues..
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After the successful test run..
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the engine being mounted on the car yet again..

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The rear section of the bumpers were painted to arrest rusting
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The engine seems relatively silent, even without the exhaust pipe bolted on...

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Updates from 04th February

The bumpers were fitted today...
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The refurbished seats have also been fitted, but it was really late when we finished. Hence, photos are not available.
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Been following this thread so meticulously and have enjoyed every bit of the journey. Just when we were about to reach the climax of the wait, appears like the power failure and we are unable to see the final and much awaited beauty of the complete car.

Fantatic and gripping read it has been thus far, awaiting the final pictures.
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We have hit yet another glitch.
The accelerator cable has snapped..

I had visited Javed's garage late last night.

The grill and front registration plate have been screwed on.

Sorry about the poor quality of photographs - it was pitch dark when these were taken.

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A sneak preview of the interiors..

Work continues..

The sagging nets behind the front row of seats would be handled later..
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The shortened prop shaft.
Would be sprayed black before fitment.
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The shortened prop shaft.
Would be sprayed black before fitment.
Are you going to balance it before fitment?

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