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Old 09-26-2002, 03:39 PM
Snow bum
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280SEL has NO power (vacuum leak?) - Benzmac, Gilly, Steve?

My 280SEL barely has enough power to accelerate. It was running with no problems until it sat for a couple of weeks. Now it is impossible to accelerate the car beyond 30 mph, unless I am coasting downhill. In this condition I can't drive the car to the shop, so it looks like I have to fix it.

I don't know if it is related or not, but I can hear a pronounced vacuum leaks that becomes louder as engine speed increases. Any suggestions what to look for or where I should start?

The MBs:
1976 300D (W115) - 330K and still going (sort of)
1991 300D 2.5 Turbo - Sold at 221K
1983 280SEL - Sold at 206K
1981 300SD - Sold at 232K

Last edited by Ben300SD; 10-10-2002 at 02:48 AM.
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Old 10-10-2002, 02:48 AM
Snow bum
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Here and there . . .
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Can anybody offer some suggestions for me? It may not be a vacuum leak, I'm not sure. Either way, I need to get this car running because I will be commuting with it soon.

Somebody please help.
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