At what mileage should a timing chain be replaced?

At what mileage should a timing chain be replaced?

between 80,000 and 120,000 miles

How long does a Mercedes timing chain last?

In all 200 and 220 CDI (common rail diesel injection) engine equipped Mercedes Benz models the timing chain have to be replaced before 250000 km (155342 miles) or it will break!

What are the symptoms of a bad timing chain?

What are the symptoms of a bad timing chain?

  • The engine misfires. Once a timing chain is stretched and has lost its integrity, the chain may skip a gear and lose the necessary coordination leading to an engine misfire.
  • There is a rattling sound.
  • Check your car’s oil for metal shavings.

When should I change my timing?

Every manufacturer is different, but typically, the timing belt needs to be replaced every 60,000“100,000 miles. The recommended interval for your specific vehicle can be found in your car’s owner’s manual. Because the timing belt is made of rubber, it will wear down over time and eventually break.

Can I drive with a bad timing chain?

A broken timing chain will cause an engine to not start or fail while driving. If it breaks or jumps while driving, the pistons will be damaged from contact with the valves. The valves themselves will bend and potentially ruin the engine.

What is the cost to replace timing chain?

Replacing the timing chain is a complicated job, and the labor costs can be quite high. For most cars, a timing chain replacement costs between $413 and $1040, or you can order the parts themselves for $88 and $245.

What does a timing chain sound like when it is bad?

A bad timing chain will often emit a rattling sound for a few minutes before the engine warms up, and then will lower in intensity or dissipate altogether after it warms up.

Can you tell if a timing belt has been replaced?

There really isn’t an indicator for belts, unfortunately. If the boyfriend of the previous owner says the dealer changed it, bring the car to that dealer, if possible, and have them look up a service record. If you’re far away from the dealer, call in and have your VIN handy.

How do you know if timing belt needs to be replaced?

Here are a few warning signs to look for when it comes to an aging timing belt:

  • Engine Won’t Turn Over. Timing belts need to be in good working order for your car to start.
  • Engine Misfires. Worn-out timing belts will affect the fire rate of the engine they’re conducting.
  • Ticking Noise.
  • Frontside Oil Leak.

Has my car got a timing belt or chain?

To check whether your car has a timing belt or chain, you can either ask your mechanic, check your owner’s manual, or visually check it by removing a cover placed at the end of the engine.

Is a timing chain better than a timing belt?

Most automakers recommend replacing the timing belt every 60,000 to 105,000 miles. Timing chains are heavier and more complex than timing belts, but they also last much longer. Really, unless there’s a problem, timing chains don’t have a replacement interval.