Date registered: Jul 2009
Vehicle: 1965 Mercedes Benz 230s
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1965 230s Engine Over-revving
I have a problem of the engine over-revving whenever I accelerate to heavily in my 1965 MB 230s (W111.010).
The problem gets progressively worse the hotter the engine is and the longer I drive for. From a cold start it is not as pronounced as it is if the engine has been running for a while.
I lose power (particularly on hills and even very small inclines) and have to change right down into second gear to get some more torque.
Would this be a clutch problem, a symptom of an engine that requires re-conditioning, or just the reality of an old car engine?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.