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2002 SLK - Schedule for New Timing Belt? Other maintenance?

What is the recommended schedule for changing a timing belt on my 2002 SLK? Also, are there other maintenance tasks that should be done at the same time as changing the timing belt (ie., new water pump, new filters, etc.).
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Thanks Jeff! I did not have a copy of the maintenance manual, which will be useful. However, I could not find the timing belt replacement interval. I am curious if it makes sense to replace other parts at the same time.
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update your profile so we know what u r driving? 230? 320? also your location please


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What is the recommended schedule for changing a timing belt on my 2002 SLK? Also, are there other maintenance tasks that should be done at the same time as changing the timing belt (ie., new water pump, new filters, etc.).
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Mercedes does not use timing belt on the pre-2003 Slk230, 320 and 55. Since your location is listed as "Mercedes", it could be any country because Mercedes build their cars around the worlds. You probably own one of those rare European model like Slk200. We in the US personally don't know anything about those models.
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when he updates we might be able to assist.


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Mercedes does not use timing belt on the pre-2003 Slk230, 320 and 55. Since your location is listed as "Mercedes", it could be any country because Mercedes build their cars around the worlds. You probably own one of those rare European model like Slk200. We in the US personally don't know anything about those models.
As a rough guess, I would say he's from PA, USA, and he's got a cam chain, not belt






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Thanks for the interest in helping with my timing belt/chain question. I own an SLK 230. It currently has about 68,000 miles. After some research, I believe that it is a timing chain with possible suggested replacement at 100,000 miles. Is there other considerations like don't change until you hear rattling or after so many years?

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that's about it from what I read.


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Timing Chain

I don't subscribe to the change the timing chain every 100K crap. If you look at the thing it's an inch thick! multilink, I cannot imagine it breaking until well after you drop a rod or something worse.

My wife's honda minivan has a timing belt and it's now up to 120K I think before you change it.

Don't worry about the T.C.
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I have a 130K on my slk and it still runs great, i have an old mini van i use to haul stuff when i work on the house and it has over 200K. So i don't fix things that aren't broken, but that's just me.
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Timing belts have a schedule for being changed and unless you have a non-interference engine, you are living dangerously if you stretch that interval too much. There is no interval for chains and if you are using the proper synthetic oil and changing it at appropriate intervals, then you can go a long time without having too much to worry about.

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