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Old 11-12-2009, 05:24 AM
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you can see it better on the Fahrenheit side of the dipstick better.

The level is to the far right of the picture, engine is cold (left overnight)



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Old 11-12-2009, 08:03 AM
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Heres the only vacuum pipe going to the gearbox I could find, it's a bit confusing using WIS or EPC as they list several different layouts.

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Old 12-03-2009, 02:58 PM
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Solving small probs one by one

Using as my daily hack now so have a good chance at ironing out the problems during the day.

Transmission level, this was driving me crazy until I discovered the reason - don't shift from 'P' to '1st' when hot as this throws the level out by around 500 - 750ml

Get the car up to working temp pull over on flat service and leave in 'P', pull dipstick, wipe and check then repeat - drained about 600ml and she's back to being smooth
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:51 PM
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Quick update for anyone thinking of doing the same.

Car is running very well despite the sub zero temps at this time of the year, starts first time with no fuss - runs on svo as if diesel so well worth the effort.

More than once I looked at the pile of bits in the garage and wondered if it would ever run again (seriously!) but she did.

Thanks for all the pointers from fellow MB'rs
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Well here we are almost three years later and happy to report the engine is still going strong.

The car was sold by me to another veg oil enthusiast who has since covered many thousands of miles on wvo without issue, although he has just lost the key

The W210 running well too on svo (sun flower) with no mods other than well looked after.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:05 AM
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Hey bud,



Overall the engine looks in good shape, any recommendations for removing the carbon lip at the top of the bore - used a kitchen scourer today which took ages hence me only getting one piston out.

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That is potentially a big no no. They are often aluminum oxide and shed particles of that incredibly hard abrasive down Into the motor as you scrub. Many rebuilders were using these pads to remove traces of head gasket leading to early engine failure until the problem was discovered.

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Yup, that was way back - car now on third owner I believe.

If anyone else has stuck rings with pistons removed, opt for bucket of hot water, works a treat.
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