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Discussion in 'New member introductions' started by DLBass, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. DLBass

    DLBass New Member

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    Hi People

    Well after accidentally buying a 1993 190E on ebay, I've become a massive fan of the older Mercedes cars. The 190E 2.0 is just wonderful. :)

    So here's the thing, I've just bought a 1988 230CE. I haven't picked it up yet, so I don't know if it has a single or double row timing chain on the engine.

    Is this a big scary issue? If so is it possible to convert to a twin row chain should the car be a single row model? :dk:

    Learning as I go (isn't that how life is?)

    David
     
  2. pipmk

    pipmk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I know where you are coming from,I accidentally bought a brand new grey import Smart on E bay years ago. Great fun.
     
  3. martyz

    martyz Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi and welcome,from another 201 lover

    not sure about duplex chain, I know earlier 190's had single chains.
     
  4. jonnymerc

    jonnymerc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi welcome to the forum :thumb:
     
  5. s500colin

    s500colin Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hello David
    Welcome to the Forum :thumb:
     
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    DLBass

    DLBass New Member

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    I think the 230 CE had a similar change over date. Sometime around 1988 they went from simplex to duplex.

    The 190 is such a sweet car, and it feels like it's built out of solid.:rock:
     

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