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Engine replacement in 1998 SLK230

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Old 05-31-2010, 04:53 PM
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Hi - new to forum; My SLK230 died driving down the road the other day. As it turns out the timing chain broke and my mechanic said the engine is ruined. I was considering buying a second hand engine and replacing it myself. I have some experience with other cars but not Mercedes and am trying to figure out how hard a job this to replace the engine. Also, are all engines on the 1998 SLK 230 identical - i.e., do they all come with the supercharger or are there different variants. Any advice is welcome.
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:16 PM
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try a second opinion first.
 
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I agree. that is a very tough chain. It could stretch over time and maybe jump the gear teeth, but unlikely to break.
 

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