BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Dec 2006
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I agree with previous posts about getting ignition and compression right first. Also, consider the fuel is old it is gummy and may have clogged filters and lines. Try to supply fresh fuel from a remote tank and outside mounted fuel pump. This could be from an air pressure charged tank for a short starting test. BE CAREFULL! Any air pressured tank must be suitable for the pressure - not a normal gas container. IF you have any doubts - don't try this.
If 14 PSI is all that is needed, (I do not know the specs) any fuel injection pump of any brand should be able to make this pressure. Newer Bosch pumps do not appear to be repairable. I think these all have aluminum cans. Older Bosch pumps for Volvos (Mid 1970's) could be disassembled and cleaned. They could get stuck if old gas was left to sit in them. These have steel bodies and screws on the inlet end. Maybe you could get a used Volvo pump and clean it up. Do not run any Bosch fuel pump for more than a second without fuel. They are cooled and lubricated by the gasoline.
1973 280 W114 (Driver - 140,000 miles)
1974 280C W114 (Now running - driven off and on this summer)
1968 200D (Engine rebuild planned)
1964 200 (gasser parts car) & 1966 200D (complete car - Got to run. Now to see if clutch can be repaired.)
1980 300D W123 (Parts car - engine runs, but trashed)
1981 240D W123 4 speed ( In sad shape when bought - many parts from '80 300D has back on the road. Needs work, but shows promise.)
1988 300TE W124 (Does not run. 180,000)