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 ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-10-2003, 01:59 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 788
Flooding 420SEL

I am actually writing this post for someone else. He has a 420SEL with about 127000 on it. It's a bit neglected I hate to say...I hate seeing cars like this in that kind of shape. Anyways, he says it is flooding. I don't know the exact symptoms, since it's not mine...but he said he can smell the converter, says it smells like rotten eggs. He told me other symptoms, but I can't remember everything he told me. But he's sure it is flooding. I know he doesn't know much about MBs, but to my dismay I walked into his garage today and he is taking off the fuel distributor. The lines are already off, but he hasn't figured out how to actually get it off. I'd trust this guy on a Chevy, but seeing him monkey around on a Benz makes me nervous! So he is replacing the fuel distributor, being certain that that is the problem. So I am writing here to see if it could be something smaller, cheaper and simpler before he digs deeper into this endeavor and drops a grand...and then it not be it. Anyone?
__________________
'86 420SE Euro
904 Midnight Blue, Gray Velour
Dad bought it new, now I own it.

"A Mercedes-Benz is like a fine wine, it only gets better with age."
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-10-2003, 02:04 AM
MikeTangas's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: So. Cal
Posts: 4,430
Exhaust smells like rotten eggs????


O2 sensor????
__________________
Mike Tangas
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72

'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis

2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel

Non illegitemae carborundum.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-10-2003, 11:45 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 788
Well..I don't know. I'm just givin this post a shot to see if I can help this guy out a little and maybe save him upwards of a grand. He said he could smell gas, but he also said the thing about the rotten eggs. I don't know if he specifically said that the exhaust smelled that way, but he mentioned the smell in general. Could the O2 sensor be bad in addition to the flooding? Or could the flooding have damaged the O2 sensor? But assume for the sake of this post that it is in fact flooding. Is there something other than the fuel distributor itself that could cause this? O-ring? Cold start valve? Injectors? And if yes, which is most likely?
__________________
'86 420SE Euro
904 Midnight Blue, Gray Velour
Dad bought it new, now I own it.

"A Mercedes-Benz is like a fine wine, it only gets better with age."
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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page