I would check your fuel filters, that was part of the cause of my shake. I also had a pinhole leak in one of the fuel lines that was allowing air to get sucked into the system, and causing it to run rough. Dirty or worn injectors will also cause said problem. You could always adjust the idle up a 100 RPM.
This is where karugs should step in and do one of those little pictures with an arrow pointing to the idle screw. Its in between the injection pump and the block, more towards the rear of the car. You first have to loosen a nut then u screw the center flathead screw in a few turns until your satisfied. As for motor mounts just look at them and see if they look ok to u. Try goin to the engine bay and shutting of the engine manually and see how much the engine shakes, and listen to any noise coming from those engine mounts. The engine should shake but not too much. I dont know if your used to diesels or not but these cars "shake" a lot during idle because of the compression. Hope this helps.
Marsh, I'm not really 100% sure about this rack dampener bolt because I haven't adjusted it myself yet. Only know what's posted on the link I provided.
Schmoney, I think so. There are two screws, the top one is the lock nut. Loosen this and adjust the bolt (second one). Then retighten. But how far you should adjust it, I can't help you on that. Maybe somebody who has done this can help.
The ALDA has that protective plastic thing covering it. Yes, I broke mine to access the locknut and the screw with a - on it so you can adjust accordingly.
I have a w124 200 1985 with a side draft Pierburg 175 CD carb and a water-driven auto choke. Its done more than 500,000km. I know, I know...this is the w123 section, but I supposed that I would have better luck finding carb gurus here than at the w124 section, no offence to those guys...
I am new to the 123 world and have been going through the engine to get acquainted with it. Engine has 153K on it. I have adjusted the valves, let the injectors soak in diesel purge, and did a diesel purge this morning.
Before I did all of this, it would fire up in the...
Ok so I got a bit impatient.
I have been looking for a diesel Mercedes for a while now.
So long in fact I bought a 560 SEC to try and cure the want.
The SEC is a great car but I still wanted an old W123 or W126 diesel.
I found one locally and jumped on it as being a local car eliminated a...
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