water leak from.... left side of engine block?!?! - Mercedes-Benz Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-07-2016, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Member
 
Cheetahpop's Avatar
 
Date registered: Mar 2013
Vehicle: 1971 220D
Location: Fincastle, VA
Posts: 75
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
water leak from.... left side of engine block?!?!

My 1971 220D has been sidelined for 20 months after a head gasket failure and an electrical gremlin that I finally have cornered. It is back together and I put 1/2 gallon water in the radiator. Then I heard water running.... I found a small stream coming from just under/beside the fuel injector pump on the left side of the engine block. First thought: oh, no! there was water and not enough anti-freeze left and something froze. Second thought: Maybe this is where all the coolant went in the first place, although the head gasket was bad. (There was orange residue from antifreeze on the #4 piston head plus a white plume of smoke trailing me at the time.)

Before I pull off the newly timed injector pump, someone please tell me there's a hose or a plug under there is easily fixable. I don't think duct tape is going to fix this one.....
Cheetahpop is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-11-2016, 11:29 AM
BenzWorld Veteran
 
Date registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 750
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
I don't have an engine to look at, but I was in the EPC and took a look. Behind the injection pump, there is a large screw plug and a sealing ring. They seal the water jacket. That's my guess as to the problem.

Sorry.

Chuck Taylor
Falls Church VA
1998 SL500
1959 220S
1970 280SL
ctaylor738 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-11-2016, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Member
 
Cheetahpop's Avatar
 
Date registered: Mar 2013
Vehicle: 1971 220D
Location: Fincastle, VA
Posts: 75
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Thanks, Chuck! When I saw that stream, I knew it had to be something like that. And either way, I guess I'd be taking the injector pump off... but I know what to expect.

Glancing at your info, it reminds me that I have some cousins in Chantilly I need to visit...
Cheetahpop is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Vintage Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome