Well I'm an engineer as well but on soft & electronics. So I have and share that obsession to understand the dark details and enjoy the awe of how smart some designs are. ...
First and foremost the KE-Jetronic is a remarkable & underestimated piece of mechanical
engineering and, as I said before, one of the most typical representatives of the spirit ‘golden era‘ MB‘s were designed with. This mechanical design includes quite sophisticated, and among CIS-E car owners practically unknown, functional details.
What played a major role in MB‘s decision for the KE-Jetronic, was the desire to have a system that, even if its complete electronic part fails, the car does not only not fail on the road, but also that the driver hardly feels any difference during driving at normal operating temperature (besides a little higher engine speed while waiting at a red light) … which with an otherwise proper (& not messed with) system is the case.
... But I haven't found a way to learn KE yet :shrug: That's why I was asking for learning material. I might give it a go at trying to give some form to your posts. And now I shut up after having de-railed the thread :-) Apologies.
No reason to apologize, as long as Bauk18 doesn‘t mind.
… I find it refreshing to see signals of interest in this system. I don‘t say there are never any here at Benzworld, but the number of those who are interested in a little deeper understanding of the KE-Jetronic seems to be rather limited.
As I mentioned in post 163, I‘m planing to post a lot more about this injection system if & when I have more time.