Unfortunately we paid with a business check and they cashed that the very next day...oh well
BUT ON THE GOOD SIDE.... We straightened out the fuel lines and actually DROVE it around the block and thru town. Tickled to death with that.
It still smells rich and the idle is rough but we have the following left to do and maybe it will help some:
1) Exhaust manifold gaskets (may even have the manifold shaved down)
2) Intake manifold gaskets
3) Cold start valve
After that I am sure I'll find something else. This is probably just the beginning. But we have learned this... It's not that hard and if you take your time these Mercedes motors aren't that hard to figure out.
EricD in TN