Date registered: Jul 2009
Vehicle: 1965 Mercedes Benz 230s
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Minor (I hope) engine issues
After about 2 months at the mechanics, I have finally got my beloved 1965 230s back on the road.
A culmination of events (lost keys/broken suspension) led to the car sitting idle for too long and the petrol going off in the fuel system. My mechanic had to remove, clean and reskin the fuel tank, and replace the carbeurators (cleaning out the fuel lines etc along the way).
It is (generally) running better than it ever has now.
However there are a couple of side effects of this overhaul.
The is now a petrol smell in the car which I can only get rid of if I drive with the window down.
Also the car appears to be misfiring every now and then when I accelerate - it didn't do this before from memory.
And finally every now and then (once an outing) I get a puff of white/blue smoke when I accelerate from a stationary position (though not when I first start the car).
Does anyone have any advice on these issues? Have some things been missed/forgotten by the mechanic when they were doing the carbs?