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hi,

I'm considering buying a 123 230 Coupe.
but, I'm wondering, what is the driving difference between the carb 230 and the 230E?
I know the E has more horsepower and torque, but I also know it runs rougher, and the fuel consumption is quite the same (or am I wrong?).
But I'm completely not intrested in the power of the engines, I just want to know what is nicest, most comfortable, and more reliable of the two???

You might be wondering why I don't just take the injection, cause its more modern ofcourse, but the carb for me has the advantage that I don't have to pay the tax on the cars engine.

Anyone who oned the carb & the E???

thx

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the 230 E is a lot nicer, the carbs on these cars are just one big headaches to me[xx(] (i...

the 230 E is a lot nicer, the carbs on these cars are just one big headaches to me[xx(] (i used to have a 280 C with a 4 barrel solex[V] i got 35l/ per 100 km)[}:)]
 

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hi,

I'm considering buying a 123 230 Coupe.
but, I'm wondering, what is the driving difference between the carb 230 and the 230E?
I know the E has more horsepower and torque, but I also know it runs rougher, and the fuel consumption is quite the same (or am I wrong?).
But I'm completely not intrested in the power of the engines, I just want to know what is nicest, most comfortable, and more reliable of the two???

You might be wondering why I don't just take the injection, cause its more modern ofcourse, but the carb for me has the advantage that I don't have to pay the tax on the cars engine.

Anyone who oned the carb & the E???

thx

matteus
 

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I would go with the injection for less trouble. I do have dual webbers on the 72 250C I ga...

I would go with the injection for less trouble. I do have dual webbers on the 72 250C I gave to my son. Also have a manifold with a Holley two barrel to replace troublesome dual Zeniths on the single OHC Mercedes 6 in the basement. Have to admit, the webber's are a gas to floor on the 250C (for sale)

A pal with a shop also says to stay away from old Mercedes carbs, where there is a choice between carbs and injection. My manifold with the Holley is waiting
to find a clean SOHC Mercedes 6 sidelined with "carb problems. A place called JAM engineering sells kits to replace troublesome Mercedes carbs, quite pricey.
John Gregg
mostly diesels with only one gasser
 
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