i have recently aquired a winter project. it's a 92 300e 2.6
i got it with 167k miles on the clock and a blown head gasket.
so. after the gasket job,(it was fairly easy) and a new fuel filter( it was rusty and old). the car started once. it reved up to about 1200 rpms for about 5-7 minutes, the engine temp went up to about 40 and the rev crashed and the car stalled.
after spending some time replacing the obvious items to get out of the way,(like plugs, distributor cap and rotor and wires) it still won't start.
after reading up abit on this wonderful website!
i thought it could be the fuel relay going bad, but after some tests i don't think it 's the relay.
after a few tries at the drivers seat to start the thing, it seems to be getting flooded out. this was confirmed when i pulled the plugs. they were soaked with fuel.
now i'm looking to see if the cold start injector is just on all the time. and the 2 pin temp sensor has bad leads.( would this alone cause the symtoms?)
and i think i need to check the warm up regulator for stuck or leaks in side.
i havent ordered a fuel pressure tester but i was told that i can isolate bad pumps by measuring the amound of amps they draw, with normal draw is 5-8 amps. i haven't able to do this test becuase i haven't taken the map box apart yet.
does you think i'm looking at the right places? am i far off?
it would be nice to get this thing up and running for a ski trip soon!