How to tension m104 timing chain

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  1. BAZ-500SL

    BAZ-500SL Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hello

    Right a slight issue I have come across when fitting the timing chain to my 320ce w124 (m104 engine) it's all lined up but I'm having difficulties tensioning it up, also there is a clutch cam that I'm a bit unsure on how it fits, all help appreciated in advance also any diagrams or how to do guides will be excellent thanks again guys
     
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    Which part are you stuck on?
     
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    The vvt sprocket should be fully retarded when putting the chain on (anti clockwise), 4mm hole in rear of exhaust sprocket should be level with the top of the head casting (9 o clock), inlet cam 4mm hole also level with the head casting (3 o clock). Screw in the outer sleeve of the chain tensioner first, then fit the plunger and spring followed by the end cap.

    DO NOT fit the chain tensioner as a complete unit, doing that can over tension the chain causing big problems.
     
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    Hello thanks for the reply stuck on the bit on how to tension the chain and also the cam clutch would be fitted
     

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