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Trafic M9R 2.0 dCi Timing Chain

Trafic 2.0 dCi M9R Timing chains are allegedly a "Fit for Life" item. Unfortunately the "small print" deems this to be 100,000 Miles (160,000 Kms).
Should this fail, the result is catastrophic, in damage to both the engine & wallet.
The pictures show the damage to my 146,000 mile engine, in which, I consider myself to be lucky, as it was changed before timing was lost.
My bill was just over 1000 (04/2016 Including Aircon regas & Gearbox oil change as extras).
Had this been done before 100,000 it would have been about 500.
The perceived wisdom, Should the chain fail, is that the engine is beyond economic repair. Worst case:- 4 Injectors, set of Valves, machining, Gaskets, oil, Oil Pump, labour 2600 - 2800 est
My engineer will only fit Genuine Renault parts. (Timing chain Kit 150 + Labour, 2016 Price).
Kit includes a new tensioner & oil feed, which over time gets blocked, accelerating chain wear.
Tell tale signs. A whistling noise as chain runs catch each other. A rattle on start up, till oil gets round.

Pic 1, Shows the damage to the chain & Sprocket.
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Pics 2 & 3, Show damage to the Oil pump caused by the broken sprocket teeth dropping into the sump & being "eaten" by the gears.
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Pic 4, Is the Bill !! I didn't feel lucky that day Notice the warning (bottom left, about possible undiscovered damage).
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Pic 5, Is a close up of the Sprocket damage.
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Regards Tim,
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