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Old 04-26-2009, 02:02 AM
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Onalaska, WI.
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Originally Posted by jeffyone View Post
starts and dies when cold.feed her ether and she will start.runs great warm,starts great warm.checked cold start valve,it's fine
I'm having this problem w/my '77 280E...so far here's where I'm at...

* - This past October, it appeared, initially, to be the fuel pump...didn't work out to be that, but rotten hosing to/from the pump to the engine...two tries and finally got the issue to "straighten out" and act right...I actually had power and mileage to spare...

Then...

* - December came and I went through almost a can of ether and one MB-dispatched jumper truck to get the unit home...I plan on having the dealership in Wausau look at it as soon as I can transport her to that location...I have to borrow a flatbed trailer and spend the afternoon driving over there...I'm feeling like it really is the fuel-pump and filter arrangement this time...32 years old...something's about to give...

It appears that I don't have enough fuel-pressure on the rail to get her started and keep her running 'til she's warm...but she's not leaking fuel or anything on that order...I can't hear the fuel pump and I can't get anyone to tell me if I should be hearing it when I just turn the key to the '1' position and not try to crank it over...
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M. G. Burg
'10 - Dakota SXT - Daily Ride / ≈ 172.5K
.'76 - 450SLC - 107.024.12 / < .89.20 K
..'77 - 280E - 123.033.12 / > 128.20 K
...'67 - El Camino - 283ci / > 207.00 K
....'75 - Yamaha - 650XS / < 21.00 K
.....'87 - G20 Sportvan / > 206.00 K
......'85 - 4WINNS 160 I.O. / 140hp
.......'74 - Honda CT70 / Real 125

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