Thread: 1980 350sl
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Old 11-14-2003, 10:23 PM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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You should definitely buy the book - it's excellent.

Definitely drain the tank, clean the strainer, change the filter and put some fresh gas in it. Then see if you can run the pump with the return line unhooked into a container to get all the old gas out of the system. Then you may get lucky and get it running.

Even if you don't need injectors, you will almost certainly need injector seals.

Check out the Vintage Board for David Speed's adventures getting a long-dormant 280CE running - good lessons there.

Good luck!
Chuck Taylor
Falls Church VA
'66 200, '66 230SL, '96 SL500. Sold: '81 380SL, '86 300E, '72 250C, '95 C220, 3 '84 280SL's '90 420SEL, '72 280SE, '73 280C, '78 280SE, '70 280SL, '77 450SL, '85 380SL, '87 560SL, '85 380SL, '72 350SL, '96 S500 Coupe
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