250SE recommissioning

Today (12/08/15) A new job arrived. A really early W108 250 SE . It wouldn’t start although it would turn over.The First job when ever starting a Mercedes that has sat for several years is drain  the tank…

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this 4 liters of rotten fuel in a 25 liter bucket… what a rotten stink! I hate this stuff!. The filter was pretty well blocked up. Thank fully a look inside the tank revealed it to be very clean despite sitting for several years.

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So that is replaced.

Next job,replace ALL of the rotten rubber fuel lines. IMG_0477 IMG_0478 IMG_0479

Followed by replacing the fuel filter..

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I’m glad the filter was bravely trying to do it’s job 🙂 .

Once this is out of the way,the tappets have been adjusted but the timing chain needs replacing .All compressions are equal at 150PSi, so far so good….. But the spark plugs,although they look new are all carboned up. Not a good look on a Mfi engine . The Air cleaner needs to be cleaned out and i doubt very much that the oil bath unit has been apart for many many years.

In the meantime a quick look under neath reveals more of the usual things,worn diff bushes everywhere ,spring mount rubbers flogged out and a very leaky diff.

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Note the rotten exhaust…nothing like a damp storage area to rot a steel muffler..

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