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Old 11-10-2009, 08:46 AM
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Found something that doesn't work

w123 240D...

Finally found something on the car that doesn't appear to work. The idle speed adjustment knob-dongle thing. Maybe I'm not using it right. Assuming it controls a cable of some sort that might need adjusting or reconnection. How to trace it?
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:03 AM
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w123 240D...

Finally found something on the car that doesn't appear to work. The idle speed adjustment knob-dongle thing. Maybe I'm not using it right. Assuming it controls a cable of some sort that might need adjusting or reconnection. How to trace it?
The cable goes out to your throttle linkage . Look right above your injection pump next to the lever that says stop. It should have an adjustable ball stop on the cable and 2 jamb nuts to adjust on cable cover.

My cable was frozen when I got the car, took the cable loose at the linkage end filled the case with pb blaster and worked it back and forth.

Also note that cw lowers throttle ,ccw raises it backwards from what you would think.
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:09 AM
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Yeah, there is a cable inside a jacket, after a while crud gets caught up in the jacket and you get a seized cable. As soot... mentions, clean it out, see what happens.
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:54 AM
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perfect, thanks for the info. I'll go out and putz with it.
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They can also get stretched out so that they don't have enough tension to move the throttle.
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:03 PM
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Found the stop lever near the pump but don't see any cable attached. I wonder if it's disconnected? Here are two views..kinda hard to shoot. BTW I just noticed this car has no coolant expansion tank Runs plenty cool in the heat tho'.


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Old 11-10-2009, 06:16 PM
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No, the stop lever on the accelerator linkage, not the IP. On mine the cable was held onto the lever by a little plastic piece that broke.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:14 PM
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At the top of the linkage at the level of the valve cover.
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Here is a picture:


And another:


I just noticed from my picture I posted, that mine is a tad tight!

I just went out and checked to see if the stop lever could move enough to shut it off . . . Nope!

Because of this thread I looked at mine to see why mine didn't work either . . . I lubed it up and adjusted it! Now I gotta loosen it up some . . . but just a tad, as I can almost kill the engine with the stop lever!

To utilize this feature I found that you need to 1st step on the excelerator pedal (not gas!) a tad, and then turn it CCW and it will hold that position.

Interesting . . . our fuel injector lines are held on differently . . . I wonder if it is a year thing or a Euro thing?
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:28 PM
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He has a Euro style pump. Stop lever is on the IP itself.

Idle adjust cable is similar to a US model.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:32 AM
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I found it. It was loose. Tightened it up and all's well. Thanks!
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:50 PM
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The proper way to set it is with the pedal partially depressed. To be used in cold weather and if the AC is engaged.
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