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Need the right specs to set the timing on a 2004 Mercedes

Customer Question

need the right specs to set the timing on a 2004 Mercedes benz C230 kompressor 1.8L
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

Hello , so as of right now is the whole chain accessible ? Or just the part up by the head ? Is the whole front cover off ? Oil pan ? Have you already tried to start the engine ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just the chain by the head, I had replaced cover and started the engine but it runs real roughly.
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

Ok , first thing I would do before I send the timing Info is to do a quick compression check. Let's make sure the engine has compression across all cylinders. This engine is a interference engine.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
do not have a way of checking compression, can you send me the specs..I will try the right specs and find out if it worked..
thanks
Joe
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

Ok joe. Just trying to help. I'll send the specs.confirm this is the m271 engine ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
where do I find engine type, Vin# ***** on actual engine? sorry I'm at work and I get to computer when I get a chance. thanks
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

Gotcha , well easiest way is if you have a black valve cover made of plastic or silver made of Aluminum

Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

And vin number tells me but I need the whole vin

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
black plastic cover, can get complete vin # ***** I till I get home from work. Thanks
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

Nope that's good enough. I'll try and get uploaded tonight. If you don't hear from me then remind me. I don't like to not hold true to my word.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
are you answering me? you said black valve plastic cover or silver metal one you could tell. I thing you answered me some one else's question.
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

Yes that was for you lol. You said black plastic cover. That is all I need to know. There was only two engine options. Both 4 cylinders.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
K thanks I also Have the 2002 MB compressor with the 2.3 L with the aluminum Silver valve cover also a 4 Cyl.will talk to you later about that one. Joe
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

Yes that is the other one. (Still talking to you :) )

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You ask to remind you of the download of the timing specs.
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

Oh man I apologize , I'll have to opt out and let another expert help for the time being I got tied up today and really am sorry , and I'll be out for the weekend. This is not usual of me so again I can't apologize enough. But hopefully another expert will help out so it does not stop you from progress.

Expert:  Marty replied 1 year ago.

Hi, post your vin number and I will look up the timing specs for you.