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Date registered: Feb 2011
Vehicle: 1969 W114 250 /8
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250/8 (w114) fuel system help please
Hi, until this the car has been running perfect for over a year, smooth acceleration and shifting.
While accelerating up a hill yesterday, suddenly thrust went almost (but not quite) to zero. I was able to nurse her home on side streets - depressing the throttle much further than usual gives at most 10% of power with a very occasional (and very brief) surge of more power. She idles OK (a bit rough but does not stall) but there is almost no "go" at this point when I try to drive.
I am assume something suddenly began to restrict fuel flow to the engine, but unsure where to start. I'm a novice but my first guess would be fuel filter clog at least since that should be an easy fix.
Please let me know what else I should be looking for.
Would also like thoughts on if others think I can do a filter swap myself. If so, different online parts warehouses show very different fuel filters as the one for my model. Which one is right?
Thanks very much for your thoughts!!!
1969 W114 250 /8