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Date registered: Aug 2010
Vehicle: 1976 W115 240D
Location: Terrell Hills
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W115 76 240D issues
Its been awhile since I posted on here... lots of great advice from members here has kept me away and my MB running.... so thank you in advance, I hope I can get some solutions again.
Problem 1. Yesterday I pulled in to my driveway and after shutting the car off I heard some grumbling noise... turned out I left a trail of fluid from the street to my driveway... appeared to be radiator fluid coming from the overflow tube. I assumed a bad thermostat. Picked one up from LPS and installed it...swap out was pretty straight forward no issues. I recently replaced the temperature sending unit also. This morning about 10 minutes into my commute to work, I noticed the temperature gauge readings were all over the place... the needle would jump form 180 to about 200 back to 175 and then 190.... idle or moving didnt make a difference. When I got to work I popped the hood and noticed radiator fluid had sprayed everywhere... Im guessing from the overflow tube again, fluid was hitting the radiator fan... Did I miss something? Could something else have gone wrong?
Problem 2. This has been ongoing. After driving the car for a bit, then placing it in park, the engine revs very high, it just sky rockets. Once I come to stop, I usually shut the car off while in drive... just to avoid it revving so high.
Problem 3. Another ongoing issue. Lots of smoke in idle or mild acceleration.. basically its always smoking except when in Park. I understand under a hard acceleration, it smokes, its a diesel. But this is excessive. The smoke from what I can tell is grayish. Any ideas on this.
Last edited by ArmyAnt; 01-24-2013 at 08:03 AM.