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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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It sat in a garage for many years waiting to be revived. I was to that the car had fuel injector issues and a short that would drain the battery. In the short time I have spent in the car, I have found that the fuel pump does not work. I have yet to test the leads. I may just grab a test and check back in later.
I would strongly recommend that you don't run the fuel pump until you have cleaned out the fuel lines (everywhere) as pumping more bad gas through the system will make things worse.
You do not need to do everything in the videos in the same way that they are done in the videos. But basically before you start the car it would be good to clean everything within the fuel system so as not to gum up the injectors more than they already are. The tank will need to be cleaned - search the forum, lots of approaches, doesn't have to be expensive. The injectors themselves probably need to be cleaned (which you will see in the videos, you can probably come to my house and do that sometime if you want).
Do you know if the engine turns? And if so, have you cranked it? If you haven't there are things you might want to do first (read other people's writings, I don't know the list) in terms of stuff to put in the cylinders before moving them for the first time in years.
A 65 220 SE is a really nice car. I'm curious as to why you purchased it and if you have done this type of thing before. It is an unusual purchase for someone new to this type of car, but not a bad purchase (unless it is a rust bucket, then you purchased a learning experience that might be lots of fun).
Automatic or manual transmission?
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...