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 04-24-2000, 01:48 PM
arochard
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Recently I bought items to do a tune up on my 1976 230 and I ordered a point set for my distributor. The supplier suggested I also replace the condensor. However, upon removing he rotor and housing, I noticed I do not have a condensor. Now it is possible that this engine is a '74 or'75 as it is a used engine that was placed inside of may car, but I was just wondering if any of you oout there are familiar with my engine (4 cyl gas) and if should have a condensor or not?

Thanks,

AARON

1976 230.4
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-24-2000, 02:49 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Gainesville FL
Posts: 6,844
The cars originally had a condenser for radio suppression of the point signal. The car had one of the first transistor ignition systems and it only used the points for a trigger and the condenser played no part in the ignition.

The main failing was that the points didn't carry enough current to keep the points clean. As a result the points fouled and the cars stopped. MB was grasping at straws when they made a number of suggestions for remedial action. One of those suggestions was to remove the condenser. It turns out that nothing made a difference and they got rid of points triggered ignition in 77 on the 4cyls, 76 on the 6's and V8's.

------------------
Steve Brotherton
Owner 24 bay BSC
Bosch Master, ASE master L1
26 years MB technician
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1982 300TD R134a conversion with parallel flow condensor update!! dmorrison Diesel Discussion 66 07-28-2012 11:38 PM
Review of my plans for the AC system, comments welcome dmorrison Tech Help 26 07-27-2005 04:16 PM
AC Condensor Leak 300SD 300sd2000 Diesel Discussion 3 04-03-2004 05:01 PM
Parallel flow condensor... Plantman Diesel Discussion 10 07-14-2003 08:42 AM
a/c condensor efficiency? Joe-1 Tech Help 5 08-22-2001 09:19 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:41 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