Date registered: Nov 2008
Vehicle: 1981 300TD 310k--1966 230 165k--1970 280se 172k
Location: Ohio City, Ohio
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That car should have the m180 engine with two Solex carbs. These carbs are pretty simple (unlike the later Zeniths). Sixty bucks, a manual, and a few hours time should be all it takes to rebuild the carbs. Another few hours to do the adjustments. The factory service manual has about four pages of instructions, IIRC.
In fact, you could just try to snug up the carbs and run through the adjustment procedure before you tear them down. What are the symptoms that lead you believe they need rebuilt?
Edit: I see that the carbs are off the engine. Might as well rebuild them while they're off.
1981 300TD--310k miles
1970 280sel--172k miles
1966 230--162k miles
Last edited by carpenterman; 09-14-2012 at 07:45 AM.