No EHA on this car. It predates them. Just barely.

Dan

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> On Jul 21, 2014, at 7:09 PM, Dwight Giles <dwight.gi...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Fellow MB 126 gasser guy says when they sit it's the fuel distributor with 
> EHA that goes bad. Was bad on my neighbor's 560SEL. Can test flow. Anyway 
> just another scientific wild a..... guess to add to others.
> 
>> On Jul 21, 2014 5:37 PM, "Dan Penoff via Mercedes" <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
>> wrote:
>> Finally heard back from the owner.  Here's what he tells me:
>> 
>> He got the car from the original owner.  It had been parked for a couple of 
>> years after being run out of fuel.  Wouldn't start or run when he got it.
>> 
>> He replaced the fuel pump and filter and put fresh fuel in the tank.  Fuel 
>> pump builds up pressure and turns off.  Car will start and idle, but when 
>> you attempt to drive (load) the engine, it dies.
>> 
>> He thinks the fuel strainer may be clogged up, but isn't interested in 
>> putting any more time into it.  He says the hose from the strainer to the 
>> pump looks a little rough, and he's wondering if there might be some air 
>> leaks there.  He got the car from the original owner either for free or very 
>> little from what I can tell, so it has just been a project to tinker with.  
>> He doesn't know MBs and seems obsessed about the original owner paying "more 
>> than $60,000 for it new in 1984!!"
>> 
>> This does not seem to be an effort to pump up the price, just some sort of 
>> awe that a car would have cost that much in the day.
>> 
>> I was going to run over to Harbor Freight and pick up a fuel pressure 
>> tester, but theirs says it doesn't work on Bosch or CIS-Jetronic. Is this 
>> the case?  http://www.harborfreight.com/fuel-injection-pump-tester-92699.html
>> 
>> It definitely sounds like a fuel delivery issue, as he says as they have 
>> tinkered with it there have been times when it could be driven at 20-30 MPH 
>> without a problem, then after being parked for a day it wouldn't do more 
>> than idle, that is, when loaded it would stumble and miss.  I'm still going 
>> to take a jumper for the fuel pump relay, but I don't think that's the issue.
>> 
>> Interior is said to be very good, with the stitching on the top of the back 
>> seat coming loose (nothing new there) and the exterior having a nickel-sized 
>> spot of rust bubble in front of the passenger side rear wheel well.
>> 
>> Let's hear those ideas, guys!  I nee some direction so I'll know what to 
>> look for when I get up there tomorrow night!
>> 
>> Thanks!
>> 
>> Dan
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