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Date registered: Apr 2012
Vehicle: Land Rover with retrofitted MB 300 D engine; 617.910, 220 SEB Coupe 1964
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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220 SEB Coupe 1964 W111 engine problem
Hi all, a request for advise on an engine issue I am battling with.
I am restoring a ´64 220 SEB Coupé, with the 6 cylinder injection engine in it. Car has been idle for 15 years, but was reported to be fully functioning when last parked in 1999. I have renewed all the fluids, filters and so on, and come to the stage of starting her up. Amazingly the car fired right up, -I cranked the starter for no more than 5 seconds-. So far so good, after a few minutes of semi-rough idling the engine settled down nicely and sounded perfect.
Next was time for a careful drive around the neighborhood; here is where the problem starts. More or less immediately (after a hundred meters or so) with ever so careful load on the engine the running becomes very rough and stuttering and soon results in a stall. At this point the engine will not restart until a few minutes have passed. Once restarted the engine idles wonderfully, and will rev up normally without load. But as soon as a driving is attempted the stutter/stall symptom repeats itself.
I have repeated the above a number of times now, with pretty identical results.
Happy Easter and looking forward to hearing any ideas!