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Old 12-07-2015, 12:50 PM
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1995 E300D OM606 Injection Pump

Hey guys/gals,

I just purchased a 95 E300D. The PO told me he had the vacuum pump replaced and a timing chain guide/rail repaired.

It was smoking a little, and the power wasn't what I expected, but it was clean and well maintained. I flew to New Jersey and picked it up and drove it back to Michigan. I figured I'd do a purge when I got home.

Smoking got worse on the trip home. I picked up an additive, but it wasn't a moly product... couldn't find one on the road. Smoke got worse. White smoke.. embarassing level.. but I got home. In a bit of correspondence with the PO to get more clues, he menitoned that the smoke and power loss happened after the repair.

He sent me some pictures, and one of them was the injector pump sitting on a bench. The position port on the pump had the plug in.. no blade lock tool.. My first clue that I may be dealing with a mechanic who didn't have the tools to do the job.

So now I'm thinking the pump needs to be adjusted.. or worse, pulled and rotated / adjusted to bring it into timing.

I have a local guy who I use, but I just found out he's pulling back (retirement) and has sold his Static Position Sensor tool.

I'm hoping someone on the forum has one they could rent out for a weekly rate.

Even better, I'm hoping there is someone who knows of a shop in the Detroit area who will do this kind of work. I'd go to the dealer, but frankly, I haven't had much luck with crews at some of the dealers in the past. The diesel guys are all retiring..

Anybody have a lead for me? I'll do the work myself if I have to, but I'd be more inclined to do so if it was summer..
Tim Wheeler

2009 E320 Bluetec
1983 300DT
1995 E300D

The Chronology: 1980 240D, 1983 300SD, 1990 300D 2.5, 1981 240D, 1987 300SDL, 1990 300D 2.5, 1975 240D, 1989 300SEL, 1983 300D, 1995 E300D
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:00 PM
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Hi Tim,

Sorry to hear that you're having issues with a car that you just purchased. I've attached a link to our tech articles on the E-series that will have info on just about every section/fix. Please use this as a guide if needed in the future if you're thinking of going the DIY route.

Hope this helps and best of luck!

Mercedes Benz E-Series Tech Articles - Mercedes-Benz E-Class W124 (1987-1995) Technical Articles - 300TE 24, 300CE 24, 300E 24, 300CE, 280E, 300E2.8, E280, 320TE, E320 - Pelican Parts

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