Date registered: Mar 2015
Vehicle: 1983 W123 280e
Location: Johannessburg, South Africa
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*Help* M110 280e Engine
So a couple of weeks back I enjoyed a spirited (Ok not really but 140km/h max) drive along the freeway.
Once I got off the freeway, and took a slight turn to the left, the engine just shut off, once i completed the turn to the left and was on level ground again I started the car and drove for about 150m, where the engine again shut off. I again started the engine and pulled away, I drove about 200m and there was a splutter and the engine shut off again. So as before, I started the engine and drove a bit more, this time getting to the next traffic light, and keeping the engine on a bit of a rev as I suspected that it was fueling due to the splutter I experienced about 30 seconds earlier.
From there I managed to drive the car home with no issue. I parked it off for a few hours, and then decided to go out for a drive again, the issue was non existent. And it was a round trip of around 30km from my house around the area and back home, whether I turned left or right, there was no issue. Later in the week I took it for a 60km trip to my wife's parents, no issue again.
I then parked the car off and went on holiday, so the car stood for approximately 2 weeks. I get back home, start the car and drive around my area, I get to a round-about on the road and and with a slight turn to the left, the engine shuts off again.
So My first thoughts is the car is having some fuel starvation, however on the day that this initially happened the fuel gauge was at a quarter tank and it drove fine after the motor cooled down later that afternoon, however it did the same thing when I came back from holiday and the car wasn't yet at normal operating temperature. I assumed that the left turn lets the fuel in the tank move to the opposite side of the tank fuel line feed and this could be causing it.
Has anyone else experienced this issue?
Any info on how to troubleshoot will be appreciated.
This is a W123 280e, M110