BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Apr 2006
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Newbie and W114 280ce
I've just done a very silly thing, and bought a '73 280ce. I'm hoping that you guys may be able to help point me in the right direction to get it a bit more sorted.
1) the car is running rich, in fact the oil (which i've now changed as it was blacker than any oil i've ever seen before) smelled faintly of petrol, and the spark plugs are rather black, too (but not oily). Is adjustment something i should really leave to a professional or are there some basic things to look for.
2) The wipers are only functioning on the wash/wipe foot switch, I've checked the function of the stalk, and that has basic continuity, but where are the relays etc? I'm assuming that this may be the fault?
apart from that, i've got the heater to sort out, shocks and springs, and there may be some transmission adjustment required.... I'm sure more will pop up, but we'll see! any help would be greatly appreciated! thanks!
Oh and what's the reccomended workshop manual?