Love that. Nothing like fitting proper stuff. I remember the sheer pleasure I felt walking into MB Newbury and ordering a pair of new keys off the VIN and a bonnet release cable for my ‘87 G Wagen and the bits arriving a couple of days later.
My finger was hovering over the mouse on eBay and Amazon, when I thought, "I wonder how much the stealer charges?". Answer was "not much more than the pattern parts". Plus I got a great big MB plastic bag, for FREE!
Just done a trip to Bristol from Newbury, car is sick. VERY sick. It's only running on 4 cyls, also strong smell of oil burning, AND the fuel pump is really noisy. Had to nurse it home the last 10 miles. Only just made it, and something is dripping oil onto the exhaust cos its sat there smoking. curse word.
Investigations this morning show a failed coil pack, in spectacular style!
Surely a bit of duct tape over that will do the job?
Duct tape!? Madness, he needs a cable tie
If it can't be fixed with cable ties and duct tape, then you are not using enough cable ties and duct tape!
Oddly enough, I have gone for the wimp out method of ordering parts.. Got 3 coil packs, and a new set of leads on the way in. I also took the chance to whip out the plugs and see what condition they are in, look good considering they are Mercedes Benz branded... I just hope that they are not 24 years old.
I've been advised to change the oil too, as it was run for a good 10 miles or so with 3&4 not firing so wil probably have fuel in the oil. !
Indeed, I am SO pleased, it runs better than it ever did. It used to rock on the mounts hard enough to make me think the engine mounts were shot, at idle. Now it so smooth. The engine picks up noticably better off idle too.