Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-04-2000, 12:09 PM
Registered User
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 50
I recently inherited a 1980 450Sl with 44000 miles. When I got the car it was a real dog and I (thanks to the mercedesshop tech forum!) traced the problem to a non functioning relay for the lambda computer. I now have plenty of power (all 160 horses) and everything seems to be fine except there is a very strong exhaust smell. Doesn't smell like sulfer, just strong. As near as I can tell the exhaust system, which is the original, has no leaks and nothing wrong that I can see. Since I fixed the lambda I have alson noted that the gas mileage is only in the 13 mpg range. Is the problem that the engine is running too rich and I am smelling the unburned hydrocarbons?

Suggestions would be appreciated!

Jim Loseke
1980 450Sl
Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2000, 12:31 PM
Posts: n/a
i had the same problem and i re did the gaskets and it went awawy
Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2000, 03:35 PM
Registered User
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 50
Which gaskets???

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Benzman500:
i had the same problem and i re did the gaskets and it went awawy<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Jim Loseke
1980 450Sl
Reply With Quote


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coil Polarity Changed, Added 5 Mpg MunichTaxi Vintage Mercedes 16 09-08-2004 07:49 PM
Major MPG dropoff M104 E320 & smell TROVERMAN Tech Help 6 07-27-2004 09:04 AM
E320 wagon avg. MPG and sulfur smell LuckyE320Wagon Tech Help 17 10-25-2003 10:34 PM
Diesel fuel smell DTF Diesel Discussion 2 05-02-2002 09:42 PM
Petrol smell & low MPG will currie Tech Help 1 05-09-1999 10:06 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, 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