Just got done looking at it.

Beater.

Damn CL sellers.
D

> On Jul 22, 2014, at 5:02 PM, Jaime Kopchinski <jaime...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I always connected a CIS gauge in line with the warm up regulator.  See the 
> work instruction here:
> http://www.startekinfo.com/StarTek/outside/11883/PROGRAM/Engine/107/M116_38/07.3-120.pdf
> 
> In checking the car for possible purchase, I'd check movement of the air flow 
> regulating plate on the fuel distributor.  It should move smoothly when 
> pressed down and return back to its idle position by itself.  Ideally, do 
> this with the fuel pump jumpered.  You can hear the injectors scream when the 
> plate is pushed down.  (But don't do this too much or you risk flooding the 
> engine).  Since the car has sat for a while, I'd guess there are fuel 
> distributor issues.  Fuel pressure and vacuum leaks are also a good to 
> investigate.  Most likely with the age of the car and lack of care its 
> received, theres probably more than one thing wrong.  
> 
> The Delorian guy in Texas is a great source for rebuilt fuel distributors, 
> btw.  Hes just a bit quirky to deal with
> http://www.specialtauto.com/mercedes-parts/index.html
> 
> Good luck!
> 
> Jaime
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 8:19 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes 
>> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> Is there a ball in the regulator? If memory serves me correctly, I know 
>> there is a plunger with an O-ring and some shims.
>> 
>> I just want to be prepared in the event that decide to pop it out to have a 
>> look....
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Dan
>> 
>> Sent from my iPad
>> 
>> > On Jul 22, 2014, at 8:10 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes 
>> > <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> 
>> > Peter can correct me if I'm wrong (working from 25 year old memory here), 
>> > but IIRC you hook the gauge, which includes a shutoff valve, to two places 
>> > on the distributor, one near the inlet and pressure regulator and the 
>> > other on top. With the valve open, it reads control pressure, with the 
>> > valve shut, it reads the regulated fuel pressure. It's rather simple to 
>> > pull the shims, spring, and ball to clean the regulator.
>> >
>> > Mitch.
>> >
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