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 10-23-2000, 10:40 PM
wjbell
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Yet another problem. While checking my charging system with the engine running (see previous post), the engine overheated. The dash guage was well into the white region, and steam was coming from the overflow (I was inside for reading my tech manual!). Now, there is white smoke and considerable water droplets coming from the exhaust, as well as it taking quite an effort to get her started. There is also considerable loss of coolant after driving. I haven't pressure tested yet, but am assuming a leaking head gasket or, hopefully not, a cracked head. I want to do the work myself, but am unsure of just what beyond the gasket I should inspect/replace while I'm in there. She's more of a project car (unfortunately) at this point so I have endless time to devote to repair, so with at least 200,000 miles (odometer is dead), should I take this opportunity to do a complete rebuild? Or, as a friend suggested, simply replace the engine with one from a 280?
Thanks for your input,
Jason

PS - As far as the cause of the overheating, is this normal behavior for an idling car? With the radiator cap off, I only see appreciable water movement when I rev the engine - is the pump faulty or is this "normal"? Also, the auxiliary fan has almost never engaged - where would I begin to check its operation?

[This message has been edited by wjbell (edited 10-23-2000).]
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
The #14 head on the 603, really bad? For sure? bbeardb Diesel Discussion 70 04-30-2007 10:34 AM
Head Gasket and other items on 300SDL tstarr Diesel Discussion 12 07-10-2004 11:44 PM
300E Head Gasket Replacement? Evan Tech Help 6 11-23-2003 08:19 PM
1983 300D head job engatwork Diesel Discussion 23 04-24-2002 10:16 PM
Bad Head Gasket on C280... David C Klasse Tech Help 16 02-18-2001 08:49 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:52 AM.


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