Date registered: Sep 2013
Vehicle: 1972 250C
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250c - trouble keeping it running -Bad Gas? Sitting for two years
Considering the purchase of a 72 250c. Car has 62K miles. Driven 2K in 8 years. Sat for the last two. Car started right up after sitting for two years. Now it does not run smooth - need to pump the gas other wise it dies.
I spoke to a mechanic. He thought the carbs would need cleaning or be rebuilt. He also thought the tank might need to be pulled and gas and sludge removed to correct the problem.
Besides the old gas issue should I be looking at other solutions as well. Help me if I'm wrong but if it is a gumminess, bad gas issue is potentially a worst case scenario rebuild of carbs and pulling the tank for cleaning?
By the way, after the car started to run poorly, a new set of plugs and fuel filter was installed. No change in performance.
This would be my first MB purchase. All and any help appreciated.
Last edited by mbvt; 09-11-2013 at 12:17 PM.
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