Category Archives: 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280TE

Soon the engine will have been removed…

I finally start to pull the engine out of my S123 280TE. I do this to get rid of some leakages that are quite nasty. Hopefully I will soon be able to drive the car again.

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Fabricating new fuel rail brackets part IV

My never ending saga of drilling and tapping aluminium has yet another installment, but this time it is not yet another fail. Of course, you may think my fabricating skills is a big fail, but I am pleased with the … Continue reading

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Fabricating new fuel rail brackets part III

First I cut the brackets roughly to shape with a grinder, then I marked where to drill the fuel rails. First hole is a small pilot hole. I put a piece of tape on the drill bit to know the … Continue reading

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Fabricating new fuel rail brackets part II

So I measured up the brackets last night and drilled all the holes. I will cut them down to the finished shape later today so that I can mock them up together with the fuel rails and mark up where … Continue reading

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Fabricating new fuel rail brackets

Yesterday it was finally time to start to fabricate some new fuel rail brackets. I wanted something really sturdy, so that I knew that whatever happened, I would not get a fuel spill and a burnt out wreck of a … Continue reading

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Redoing the injectors on my 280TE

Long time since the last post on this category I know… Anyways, when picking up the car this autumn there was two big problems with it. Both gasoline and automatic fluid was leaking out… I decided to tackle the gasoline … Continue reading

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Next steps in my 280TE project

The underside and the engine bay is now more or less finished. I will probably continue the main parts of this project next year. I am eager to start working on something else for a while. I have a W111 … Continue reading

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