Originally Posted by Russell Ormerod
You say its a M111 engine, they dont normally need gears, it has a double chain.
You need to inspect it first.
If the engine oil was changed often and with good quality oil the gears should be fine.
a stretched chain does cause the gears to wear more too.
and if it has jumped a tooth you will notice a change in performance yes.
I would guess a chain and a new tensioner would fix it, But one need to open up and take a look first.
Here in south Africa I would install am aftermarket chain and tensioner, much cheaper and just as good
Thanks Russel! My services were done on or before the due mileage. I use castrol magnatec (synthetic) in the vehicle.
I did enquire about the aftermarket parts, not sure if you familar with Goldwagen? Anyway they were not much cheaper than Mercedes. So i decided to just get the parts from Mercedes.
Thanks for the feedback!