indeed, that right hand part is a resistor that configures the ignition advance mostly.... pulling it out on the M103 cars, at least, increases the minimum octane requirement, and gives you a little bit better performance.
I though the European and world market cars had a rotary plug instead which you could configure for various combinations of fuel octane and performance. we never got a 230E W124 here in the US, only the 190E 2.3
I'm a newbie .. Please be gentle..
Some background of the car
Mercedes Benz W124 260E (1992) Right-hand drive
Purchased 1+ yrs ago
I'm a newbie. So far I have done these (DIY):
1. New tyres + balancing + alignment (shop)
2. Axle gear / Final drive oil...
93 300te 4mattic
So my car has been on blocks fo 7 weeks as I replaced three of the four wheel bearings and now is having trouble starting.
First it would crank but not catch. I’ve had this problem before when it has sat for a long time. Basically just runs the battery down. And I do need...
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