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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-22-2011, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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w108 (108.019)Distributor

I own a 1970 280 SEL 2.8 (108.019) and just noticed that I do not have the original Bosch 0231116061. I have a Bosch 0231116051 with Crane Ignition. My understanding is that 061 was discontinued. That might explain the 051, however, I looked up the 051 and it works with the following cars:

1968-69 6cyl (280SE, SL, 300SEL) 0231116051 Bosch

Note my 70 280sel not on the list.

Anyone know if both the 051 and 061 are compatible. I know the 051 is retard and not advance.
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Do your numbers match? Perhaps your car had an engine swap in the past ...
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I knew the original owner, no engine swap. Original owner did get her car serviced by a mechanic who did not care about detail. Jobs performed were ok. I know for sure he knew nothing on how to properly tune mechanical fuel injection. His solution was to increase play around with the air/fuel mix screw.
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From what I understand, the 061 has a greater degree of retard. Can anyone confirm this?
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