Last week I made a quick trip up to Norfolk and back, drove The White Whale. I'd noticed that power was down a bit before I left. I was thinking it was time to spend some $$ on the fancy A-B light injection timing tool, and just make sure I had the timing right on both TWW (The White Whale) and on my '95 E300.
As I neared the outskirts of Norfolk, power was really starting to drop off, and shift points were getting wonky, and finally I saw the light: clogged fuel filter(s). I decided to stop at Wal-Mart along the way and change the filters in their parking lot. Bought some paper towels and some food stuffs for my stay in Norfolk, parked the car under a nice bright light as it was getting dark, and swapped out both in-line and spin-on filters. Checked my record book, those filters had about 30k miles so they'd had a decent service life. I did not have anything handy to re-fill the main fuel filter, so I tried to fill it by cranking the engine, but after a few long cranks the engine was not firing and battery was starting to get low, so back into wally world for a bottle of their cheapest diesel additive. The filter was probably about 2/3 full, I topped it off with additive, and after a bit more cranking The White Whale was operational again. Now to order another set of filters to keep in the car. I'm also wondering if I've got a microbial bloom growing in the fuel tank, have to dose it with biocide I guess and make sure nothing's alive in there. ------------- Max Charleston SC _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com