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bugpak 05-09-2010 10:09 PM

just bought a 1981 280ce convertible...need info..
hi everyone! i just bought a 1981 280ce convertible, i think it was built by coach. no nothing about 6cyl w123s. runs alittle off and seems to be horrible on gas. the wife wanted a convetible that she could drive the kids so i bought it. doors open and close perfect and it has 100k only a few rust spots but mostly solid.

kiwi_bloke_nz 05-09-2010 11:50 PM

The first thing I would do is do a full tune up if it hasnt already been done.

-Rotor /Dis Cap
-Air filter

Really would depend on what the history of the car has been.

johnathan1 05-09-2010 11:59 PM

Wow, that's a cool conversion! Please post more pics when you get a chance!!

I would also do a full tune up. If that doesn't improve things, do a baseline fuel pressure check.

bugpak 05-10-2010 12:32 AM

what are leads? i plan on doing everything else. runs ok but seems to have a miss.

johnathan1 05-10-2010 12:37 AM

That's ozzie for spark plug wires. ;)

kiwi_bloke_nz 05-10-2010 01:23 AM

Heyyyy, carefull there lol I'm a Kiwi, not an Ozzie.

Thats like calling an American a Canadian...

DieselPaul 05-10-2010 01:50 AM

I've got a '78, if '81 is also non overdrive don't expect good mpgs. Mine seems to be pretty marginal like 15 or so.

bugpak 05-10-2010 02:28 AM

can an overdrive be put in?

DieselPaul 05-10-2010 03:11 AM

Not my area of expertise. Sorry. I just know that a 280CE isn't easy on gas, but as cool as it makes me feel I look, it's worth it.

bugpak 05-10-2010 11:53 AM

more pics

bugpak 05-10-2010 11:54 AM

i cant find black sheepskin seat covers...any ideas?

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