Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Do It Yourself Links & Resources > Restoration Projects & Long-Term Builds

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-07-2024, 08:09 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2024
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 40
240D Resurrection

Recently, I purchased a 1981 240D with a 4speed manual transmission in pretty rough condition.


My plan is to bring the car back to a reliable condition with a few upgrades along the way.
I've already changed all the fluids and filters, replaced the glow plugs, and adjusted the valves.
Next up is to sort out the inoperative fuel gauge.
There is a lot of low hanging fruit on this car that needs to be sorted out, and then some bigger stuff like repairing engine and transmission leaks, replacing the exhaust, overhauling the suspension, and eventually doing something about the water leaks and horrible interior.
Onward and upward....

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-01-2024, 08:33 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2024
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 40
Well, this hit a snag.
My intention was for the car to be a "rolling restoration". A car that I could drive while making improvements. It does not appear that this is going to the case.

After doing some general maintenance I found that the engine would not start.
I had the car towed to a German Specialist shop where I used too work.
This was close to 2 months ago. They informed me this past Friday that it is there opinion that the compression in the engine is too low and it will need swapped or rebuilt.
The compression numbers for the engine are LOW (240, 240, 260, 240) but I still think it should be able to run on those numbers, and in fact it was doing so before I did the maintenance work.

In any case, it appears that I will be rebuilding the engine and transmission.
I will be doing suspension, interior, etc while the drive train is out with hopes to have a decent driver in time for late summer, early fall.

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2024 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page