Around a month ago, I bought myself this lapish blau Mercedes-Benz 280 SE, 2.8l straight six manual. Drives like a dream, however it does need a tiny amount of stuff done to it to make it drive properly.
First thing I'd like to ask some questions about is the cold-start valve, or the CSV.
So it appears that the cold-start valve on my Benz is leaking. I haven't had the time to test it myself because I had to put it away for the cold weather, but he said it was leaking due to a bad rubber-sealing. And sure thing, it is leaking. Smells a whole lot of petrol in the engine bay and just generally infront of the car when you fire it up. The car also runs really rough when idling when cold. Sometimes so jumpy in the RPM that it might quickly go up, then down so much that it completely stalls. Seems to be an easy job to fix and I'd obviously like to fix it, however I have no manual for the car (yet!) which means I'd probably need some help finding a diagram and / or tuto on how to do it properly.
Then there's just general maintenance on it. It'll be standing for around 6 months, until mid April or mid May. We'll see when the weather turns good. What sort of maintenance am I expected to do on it? I know that I should valve-adjust it every now and then so I have the engine running properly. I also know that I probably need to do some sort of de-sodding in it every year or so so it shouldn't clog up. Then there's full oil changes to make sure the oil is fine, you know, that sort of stuff. Is there anything in particular that I should hold an eye on and anything in particular I should just do every year or so? Would like to get some tips on this kind of general maintenance.
And then there's a last question about chrome accents on the wheel-arches. This kind of chrome (not my car);
I'd like to know the authenticy on these chrome wheel arches. All I know is that it was an optional fit, if you'd like them on or not. However as I understood, the Coupe's and Convertibles usually had it because, you know, they were a bit higher up in the price-range.
And no good post without good pictures so here's some pictures of Helmut!