OM616 OM617 Non-Turbo and Turbo Diesel Timing Chain

Fits 4 cylinder 240D and 5 cylinder 300D 300DT 300CD 300TD 300SD - 1974 to 1985

FITS THE FOLLOWING: 115 116 123 and 126 chassis, from 1974 to 1985 with all 4 and 5-cylinder diesel engines. .This is a super important maintenance item for your diesel engine. Depending on maintenance and oil change schedules this chain should be replaced in the 150,000-mile to 200,000 range.

OM616 OM617 Non-Turbo and Turbo Diesel Timing Chain
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Early Diesel Timing Chain Replacement Instructions by Kent Bergsma - Download

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If your timing chain lets go while driving, it is not a pretty sight. It will usually destroy the engine. If the chain is stretched more than 3 or 4 degrees your cam timing and injection pump timing with be retarded. This will lead to rough starts, excessive smoke, and poor power. If you do not have any records of a replacement, do it now!

Along with the chain we include a new correct chain link and instructions. This DIY kit comes with step-by-step PDF instructions on how to install the timing chain yourself without having to take the engine apart, or having to use any special tools to get the job done. For turbo owners, a detailed explanation on how to reuse your current turbo tensioner is also included. ( Note: in most cases, it can be reused unless for some reason it has been severely damaged). After installing this kit you will be pleased with the new performance and peace of mind. DO NOT PUT THIS OFF!

The tubo tensioner, gasket,  and upper guide rail can be purchased separately. Non-turbo tensioners are no longer available. See related products below:


How to view the PDF digital instructions:

Once you complete the purchase of this product you will be able to download the digital instructions immediately when you are logged in and on your personal account page (click on My Account). Any PDFs will show up under My PDF Manuals. You will be allowed three downloads, so please save the file on your machine for backup.


For NON Turbo diesel models Look below

When replacing your valve cover you may need wave washers. Listed below.


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