I have a W210 with M112, and after doing he'd gasket , I need to put the timing chain tensioner back in. Looks like the proper way is to replace it ( which I will), but for this week I need to re use the old one. I know I'm supposed to disassemble the tensioner and then install in three steps ( housing, plunger,spring& cap). But I can't get the thing disassembled anyway. Advice?
JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?
Customer: Yes. 2001 Mercedes e320
wagon. 3.2 liter V6
JA: Are you fixing your E320 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, initially tried to re install the old tensioner, but as soon as I felt strong resistance while screwing it back in, I backed it out, because I knew something was wrong
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: My really, I just need to know the proper steps to take apart the tensioner and then install it correctly