How Much will it Cost to get the timing chain done?

Discussion in 'Engine' started by IBN, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. IBN

    IBN Active Member

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    Hi All

    I posted a question about possible faults with a 2004 C180 that I may be buying. Grober was kind enough to respond and he said that there was a potential Timing Chain issue on higher mileage cars.

    With this in mind, I have confirmed with the vendor that the car hasn't had the timing chain done.

    As I am still negotiating the price, could someone give me an idea of the cost of having the Timing Chain done, so I can take this into account when making my offer.

    It would be useful to know both dealer and indie prices.

    Thanks
    Ian
     
  2. geraldrobins

    geraldrobins Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Probably more the the car is worth in my opinion. From previous posts its about 2k at MB and 1k maybe at a specialist.
     
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    Using new and improved camshaft gears and chain it comes to around 1500 with us.
     
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  4. Pontoneer

    Pontoneer MB Club Veteran

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    Or if you want to DIY , ECP will sell you a chain for around £100 , or a kit ( presumably chain , tensioner and a few other bits , but website doesn't say ) for around £300 .
     
  5. wu56Shoozz

    wu56Shoozz Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I wouldn't use ECP parts on this particular occasion Derek, ECP have been known to use inferior parts leading to catastrophic failures.. its well documented on both BM wotist forums and Merc..

    I personally would bite the bullet on MB chains etc and this is because if it fails again with in the warranty period MB will repair & replace the parts, this may mean in certain cases a new engine.. I have a friend that has already been through this with a satisfactory outcome over a long period...
     
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    First thing - what is the mileage and service history of the car? If low kms then it certainly will not need a timing chain.
     
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