75 450 timing chain

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Alsclk
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75 450 timing chain

Post by Alsclk » Tue 26 Aug, 2014 7:47 am

Just after some info pls, does the above have the same specific servicing/replacement requirements as other model V8's, thanks
Found one very nice '75 450 SE
previously 380 SE, 220E, S420L, CLK500

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Re: 75 450 timing chain

Post by Greg in Oz » Tue 26 Aug, 2014 11:57 pm

It possibly is a slightly bigger issue in the all-aluminium M116 (3.8 & 4.2) and M117 (5.0 & 5.6) as there seems to be more stories of failures with these later engines. You should however consider it an issue with all M116 and M117 V8 engines which also means the earlier iron block M116 (3.5) and M117 (4.5). There have been numerous posts discussing timing chain, chain guide rail and tensioner issues in the M116 and M117 V8 engines.
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Re: 75 450 timing chain

Post by Alsclk » Wed 27 Aug, 2014 1:21 am

Greg in Oz wrote:It possibly is a slightly bigger issue in the all-aluminium M116 (3.8 & 4.2) and M117 (5.0 & 5.6) as there seems to be more stories of failures with these later engines. You should however consider it an issue with all M116 and M117 V8 engines which also means the earlier iron block M116 (3.5) and M117 (4.5). There have been numerous posts discussing timing chain, chain guide rail and tensioner issues in the M116 and M117 V8 engines.
thanks Greg for the input, appreciate it, Alan
Found one very nice '75 450 SE
previously 380 SE, 220E, S420L, CLK500

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Re: 75 450 timing chain

Post by Alsclk » Wed 04 Nov, 2015 5:49 pm

Well since I bought the old girl she has had a new timing chain, new Bilsteins, reco power steering box, new plugs, leads, filters etc etc and today I picked her up after 4 new injectors and the others cleaned, timing set and regass the aircon........wow, now I know why I bought it, drives beautifully, gets up and goes when the loud pedal is pressed and idles great, oh and puts a smile on my dial :)
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Found one very nice '75 450 SE
previously 380 SE, 220E, S420L, CLK500

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Re: 75 450 timing chain

Post by Bartman4800 » Thu 05 Nov, 2015 10:59 am

Indeed, a very nice car!

Happy motoring!


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Re: 75 450 timing chain

Post by Alsclk » Thu 05 Nov, 2015 9:13 pm

Bartman4800 wrote:Indeed, a very nice car!

Happy motoring!


Bart
cheers Bart, nearly there and luvin' it
Found one very nice '75 450 SE
previously 380 SE, 220E, S420L, CLK500

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