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After a head recondition I need to set the cam timing. Do

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Hi, After a head recondition I need to set the cam timing. Do you know the timing settings for a 1996 mercedes e220 A124 M111 engine.Thanks
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any change in your gas mileage lately?
Customer: 77k. No.
JA: What is the model of your '96 Mercedes?
Customer: It is an e220 convertible
JA: Are you fixing your Convertible yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I'm at the stage where I need the cam timing settings for the timing chain.
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 21 days ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** am here to assist you Today can you give me a few minutes so i can send you the procedure.

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Great thanks
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 21 days ago.

just give me a little time the procedure will be on an old lap top so it is clunky the way i send it to you bear with me.

Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 21 days ago.

1996 Was a year change can i have the REG number please.

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
L40 AMH
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Would you like the VIN?
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 21 days ago.

REG is fine i can work from that thank you.

Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 21 days ago.

Is this like your timing chain layout ?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
it looks like it.
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 21 days ago.

ok i will send the procedure it could arrive in two photos as the lap top it is on runs windows 98 so makes it awkward.

Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 21 days ago.

first

Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 21 days ago.

Final picture

Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 21 days ago.

Are you ok with the procedure.

Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 21 days ago.

If you need anymore help just get back to me regards Gavin.

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
I'll have a look and get back to you later.
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 21 days ago.

ok no problem.

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
At 20ATDC the cam lobes on no.1 do not line cemetrically pointing up because each cam is timed differently in alignment with the crank, is this correct? Essentially at 20ATDC the exhaust cam is more upright than the inlet.
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 21 days ago.

Just give me a moment please just to finish with another customer.

Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 21 days ago.

With you now are you using any of the special timing tools.

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
What do you mean by special timing tools?
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 21 days ago.

Not all of them are needed.

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
it looks like I need the first 2 which I've got but when timing the cams i won't have the locking pins inserted as they need to be set at different degrees. That is what I can work out from the links, inlet cam at min23 and exhaust at min27 on the crank. Have I read this correctly?
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 21 days ago.

Could i have some images.

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Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Apologies for the delay. What would you like images of, the cams or the crank?
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 19 days ago.

Both so i can see what stage you are at.