Mechanics

I WAS DRIVING SLOWLY IN TOWN WITH MERC W123 200 PETROL WHEN TIMING CHAIN SNAPPED. THE CHAIN IS STILL VISIBLE THROUGH THE OIL CAP HOLE AND NO SMELLS OR

1984 Mercedes Benz 200e • 23,000 miles

I was driving slowly in town with Merc w123 200 petrol when timing chain snapped. The chain is still visible through the oil cap hole and no smells or heat came from inside - will the engine be damaged?
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Marineboat
September 29, 2012.



Yes, a snapped timing chain can cause a lot of mechanical damages and you can only find out after disassembly.

KHLow2008
Sep 29, 2012.