W126 280SE: Leaded vs Unleaded Fuel - fact or fiction?
This is a question I have asked many technicians and received various answers. I have a 1983 Euro W126 280SE (engine number 11098922036922).
This has been running on leaded until recently, and has required lead replacement additives with every gas fill. A poll with virtually all independant workshops and technicians have yielded a "don't bother putting additives" based on:
1. Cars of that vintage that have switched without modification have had no problems,
2. Valve seat recession is bull****, and
3. No sense to change perfectly working valve seats until required i.e. damaged.
However, the local MB dealer has advocated a conversion before using pure unleaded.
Will welcome any light on this confusion!!?
1983 w126 280se
1983 w123 200