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Post by M110-108 » Wed 09 Jan, 2008 1:08 pm

G'day all.
Heres some pics of the old W108 280S. This is it as we towed it out of the paddock. Not bad considering it's been untouched in the weather for around 5 years. Chrome is good and the body looks solid. paint is faded though.
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Post by M110-108 » Wed 09 Jan, 2008 1:19 pm

After a few dramas we got the old thing back to my workshop and gave it a quick clean and evicted all the redbacks and the like. I found a few light bits of rust and 2 major pieces but they are not in akward places so I'm not worried. I found 2 dents the same size and here is a picture of the biggest.
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Post by M110-108 » Wed 09 Jan, 2008 1:31 pm

Interior, seems in order but I don't like the look of that aftermarked temp gauge hangin there. There's a small rip in the driver's seat and the wood trim on top of the dash and the window frames needs sanding and re varnishing.
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Post by drew56cus » Wed 09 Jan, 2008 1:44 pm

Welcome to Ozbenz!
So what are your plans for the rescued 108?
Must have been fairly dry to be so good after 5 years ina the paddock - where are you located?
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Post by M110-108 » Wed 09 Jan, 2008 1:48 pm

Well this is the old SOHC 2.8L twin carb and the reason why I pulled it out. Apparently a bad batch of fuel sent her into detonation. I have already started to pull it apart in these pics.
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Post by M110-108 » Wed 09 Jan, 2008 1:59 pm

Cheers Drew. The plans are for a retro/resto and I'm now most of the way through the drivetrain transplant. I wouldnt say sompletely dry, there was moss growing in quite a few places. The car was in Nuriootpa SA but it's now at my workshop in the south of Adelaide. Here are some pics of the SOHC dangling from the crane and the transplant motor.
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Post by M110-108 » Wed 09 Jan, 2008 2:21 pm

After splitting the SOHC from the trans I found out that the converter spigot was the wrong size and the bellhousing bolts didn't all line up to the M110 so I had to fork out for another 4 speed trans and converter. I really wanted to keep the car looking original until you open the hood but that was thrown out the window when I couldn't get the original selector linkage to fit the new trans after I swapped the Inhibitor switches over as the selector shaft was too short on the new trans. I then had to source a floor shifter and a different console but I am still working out what to do in regards to covering up the base of the shifter.
To make the M110 fit firstly you have to remove the engine mounts and swap them with the original ones from the M130 (SOHC). You can see this in the pictures.
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Post by M110-108 » Wed 09 Jan, 2008 2:47 pm

Well all I can say is that so far this is by far the most akward and scary engine to fit on my own! the M110 and 4spd auto weighs a ton! It may not look like it but there's not a lot of room to manouver an engine into a 108, the column shift linkages, the throttle linkages, the hand brake linkages and steering linkages are all in the way especially for the new driveline package which is somewhat larger.
Once I got the engine high enough I had to stand on the trans whilst operating the crane and slowly walk my way up to the top of the bellhousing to keep the angles right to fit it all in. But I was keen for the fight! In she went using the neccessary hand tools- a big pry bar and a bigger pry bar! and after a lot of persuading I was able to bolt the mounts up to the crossmember.
Once the M110 was in I had to remove the power steering lines that are routed across the front of the cam cover and fit the original lines from the M130.
Next I had to remove the air con compressor and fit the one off of the M130 and connect up the existing lines as they have different couplings.
I then mounted the original radiator and engine oil cooler and connected the lines. I had to utilise the original front flexible trans cooler lines.
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Post by M110-108 » Wed 09 Jan, 2008 7:01 pm

It took a litly bit of work getting the right length selector linkages sorted but it works perfectly now.
I then was able to get the tailshaft in and to my surprise it now didn't fit with the new drivetrain. Compacting down the front half of the shaft it was still 25mm too long. So another trip to the wreckers found me the right length in the front half of a compact model tailshaft so I swapped em over and it went in perfectly.
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Post by John Green » Wed 09 Jan, 2008 7:59 pm

Slow down a bit....... what it sounds like to me is that you have done all this as you had a mismatch between a fluid couping and torque convertor style auto box. They both have differant lengths and spigits, however from memory there is a smal bush that can be used to solve all this, was the spigot holke in the crank to big or to small??
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Post by Des » Wed 09 Jan, 2008 8:36 pm

Looks like a good project and welcome to the forum

keep us posted on your developments

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Post by saa » Thu 10 Jan, 2008 10:56 am

wow, good project

excuse my non-108 mercedes ignorance, but what's the specs on the engine you've put in?

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Post by M110-108 » Thu 10 Jan, 2008 11:25 am

John Green wrote:Slow down a bit....... what it sounds like to me is that you have done all this as you had a mismatch between a fluid couping and torque convertor style auto box. They both have differant lengths and spigits, however from memory there is a smal bush that can be used to solve all this, was the spigot holke in the crank to big or to small??

The spigot hole in the crank was way too small in the M110 for the old converter. Either way the problem is solved and it's in the car.
Thanks for the feedback guys. I am actually further ahead but I don't have new pics so I'll try to get some tomorrow. Today I'm off to get another wiring loom and hopefully find a wiring diagram. I tell you what it's been the hardest thing about this build, getting my hands on a wiring diagram for this motor!
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Post by M110-108 » Thu 10 Jan, 2008 11:30 am

saa wrote:wow, good project

excuse my non-108 mercedes ignorance, but what's the specs on the engine you've put in?
Thanks it isnt a 108 engine at all it's the DOHC (twin cam) 2.8L with EFI (d-jet) and it's out of either a 114, 116 or 123. I don't know really, i can't seem to find out much about this engine with D-jet.
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Post by Hendrik » Thu 10 Jan, 2008 12:00 pm

Sounds like a fairly cheap upgrade and when you finished you can help me swap over motors in my 123 :D

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Post by M110-108 » Thu 10 Jan, 2008 12:04 pm

Well it's not my game anymore but I have been known to carry out mechanical work for gifts (eg beer and whiskey!)
If you are serious about an engine swap let me know
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Post by Hendrik » Thu 10 Jan, 2008 12:38 pm

M110-108 wrote:Well it's not my game anymore but I have been known to carry out mechanical work for gifts (eg beer and whiskey!)
If you are serious about an engine swap let me know
Well depends if I get stuck :wink: the plan is to take out the M102 auto motor and put in a M102 with 5 speed manual and then put the auto out of my 230E into my Mum's 190E, which has a badly slipping box.
It's a straightforward type of job I am thinking but first I have to clean up the garage a bit so I got room to work, that will be the biggest part of the job :D :D

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Post by Greg in Oz » Thu 10 Jan, 2008 3:49 pm

M110-108 wrote:
saa wrote:wow, good project

excuse my non-108 mercedes ignorance, but what's the specs on the engine you've put in?
Thanks it isnt a 108 engine at all it's the DOHC (twin cam) 2.8L with EFI (d-jet) and it's out of either a 114, 116 or 123. I don't know really, i can't seem to find out much about this engine with D-jet.
I think saa was refering to the W108 chassis (not a 108 engine). An M110 with D-Jet won't be from a W123 as all the injected M110 in those were K-Jet. A D-Jet M110 would be from a W114, early 116 or early 107. The wiring diagrams for any of these models should tell you enough about the wiring for your engine. Even the wiring diagram for a V8 W108 or 107 with D-Jet should help.

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Post by bahnstormer109 » Thu 10 Jan, 2008 5:28 pm

The first car i ever went to look at to buy was a 108 280SE here in brisbane. It had an M110 in it. I didnt get to drive the car it was unreg sitting in someones back yard though it did start and run.

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Post by benc » Tue 05 Feb, 2008 12:26 am

I have just purchased a 108 1972 280s 2.8, I was looking around for a v8 but had no luck (well not as clean as i wanted) so i went with the six, with ideas to upgrade it to an eight powerplant later! can any of you guys tell me what will be needed to be changed on my 280s to install a V8? also any eights around? i would prefer larger than the 3.5 but if that is all i can get so be it. cheers in advance ben

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Post by Stewart » Thu 28 Feb, 2008 12:07 pm

Hi, has you progressed any further with your project? :mrgreen:

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Post by M110-108 » Mon 07 Apr, 2008 9:57 am

Hey Ben C, sorry for the late reply. Anythings possible I am actually going to do a V8 conversion if this engine has problems I won't say which one but I lowered it and it's auto into a shell and let's just say its tight but...possible. We'll see where I'm at in a year's time.

As far as the project's going I've been busy and hadn't been on it for a while. But from the weekend's end I am happy to report that the engine cranks over nicely, not fast at all and with out struggling. I have one more alternator wire to figure out then it's a matter of splicing a plug from a W116 onto the 108's bay loom.
A rough and I mean ROUGH! ECU mount has been made and have finally figured all pins and wires out via butchering a loom and resistance checking all plugs and pins.
I will be wiring up the main and fuel pump relays this week.
The fuel tank still needs to be removed and thouroughly cleaned internally as there is still problem fuel in it which apparently caused the original issue of KA-BOOM.
Once the tank is out I will be welding a plate to the rear crossmember to bolt the spiffy fuel system to.
Not too far now bar a few extra niggly bits .
Paint colour has been picked.
I have this week off of work so I'll be hard at it and hopefully have something worthy of a photograph.

It's been an interesting journey so far-
NO (and I mean NONE WHATSOEVER!) references for the EFI mercedes 6 anywhere, theres stuff that comes close but were of no use!
Lack of help from parties to be left unnamed because I am "butchering" my car and not being a sheep and having another bloody resto!
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Post by CraigB » Mon 07 Apr, 2008 1:35 pm

Hi M110, I had a few minutes on my hands and being on the 108 forum I checked your message. I think I could have helped you earlier, so sorry about that but if you are still looking for a wiring diagram, another forum : http:/forum.w116.org has factory manuals for you to view and copy. there is a wiring diagram: http://handbook.w116.org/ETM/75s.pdf but it looks a bit big and clumsy.

Noticed the battery, on the other side on the 116. I know where there is a wreck you can get bits off cheaply. I live near Belair National Park and have a 116 and many 108 if you want to look at them side by side. Something that came to mind about the rust. Beware around that front jacking point and make sure that behind the skin it is not rusty. Would hate to see you get nice new paint and then go to change a tyre and have it collapse and dig the jack into the guard (have seen a least 2 cars where this has happened). Let me know if I can help, 0421 910935.

This is a very friendly forum so I don't want to make a big deal about this, but I reckon you are off track with your comment about attitudes to mods. I reckon people will tell you here reasons if they don't think it is a good idea but plenty of mods talked about on here. For me I think I saw an early post, thought it was interesting and then being busy haven't got back to look at it for a while. So a constructive point from me, if I had seen 'wanted m110 wiring diagram' as the heading of a post I would have helped back then and sometimes things get lost in the bodies of other posts. Anyway, enough said and no hard feelings but I must warn you I tend to be a bit of a sheep....... but the world needs sheep too!

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Post by M110-108 » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 1:12 pm

Cheers Craig but that diagram only has body and non D-jet engine wiring. And don't get me wrong, I love a good resto, but there's nothing and I mean nothing collectable about my car to warrant a resto. It is (I mean was) a bottom end 280S SOHC twin carb Auto RHD built in Germany. If it was an SEL or even a rarer injected 280 or higher maybe a resto but then I'm twirling the spanners and I probably would modify it in some way.

Back to it! I got a lot of progress done last week in my time off. So here I'll summarise.
1) I routed the D-jet's wiring through the car and the motor and mounted the HAND GRENADE (map sensor).
2) Mounted and wired the complete Transistorised Ignition System.
3) Made a linkage to connect the throttle to the throttle pressure linkages and thus to the throttle. Also sorted out the rest of the throttle linkages.
4) Hard wired up the starter motor and the alternator and got the motor to crank over once again.
5) Mounted the battery box in the boot and ran the 2 gauge cable round the engine bay in the cabin and mirrored the tail lamp loom through to the back. Believe it or not 5.8m of 2 gauge! Thank goodness I get $4 off a meter or that would have cost $72!
8) Removed the heat shield and fuel tank and cleaned it inside and out and fish oiled the seam then cleaned sender terminals.
7) Cut a piece of 100x6mm plate to 250 long and drilled and tapped the threads for M6 bolts to mount the fuel pump assy. I then welded it to the underside of the car. It didn't weld to the .6 or .8 crossmember too well, doesn't look pretty but it's strong. Mounted the pump and cover plate.
8) Refitted and sealed the tank.
9) Removed the fuel rails, regulators and injector blocks. I glass blasted the rails and blocks and I'll be sending the rails out for re annodising.
10) Refitted the injectors and blocks.
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Post by M110-108 » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 1:24 pm

I don't have pics of everything yet but they'll come this week. A lot seems to be getting done between parties now there's a fridge down at the shed. I'm hoping to have the car running within the next month. I just have to refit the fuel rails, run the supply and return pipes, wire up the computer, main and pump relays, get better radiator hoses, mount the power steering reservoir and fire the bitch up!
I'll keep on here a bit more regularly to keep you all posted.
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Post by John Green » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 7:51 pm

That fuel pump/filter/accumulator pacakeg you have there will blow the arse out of your fuel lines and injectors. It is a k-jet pump which runs at around 6 bar. You need a d-jet pump with a maximum output of 2.6 bar, ideally regulated to 2 bar.

No doubt an honest mistake, or you have been taken for a ride by some parts guy somewhere. Either way it is an example of why when we have done simalar engine swaps over the years I have refused to do them unless we have (or the customer supplies) a complete donor car. That way you have everything, and you know it all matches. I have a guy who wants me to make him a V8 G-wagon at the moment, have been looking for about three monmtsh so far for the donor car and will not proceed unless we get it. Just to much change for a stuff up if you dont have it.
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Post by Gelandewagen » Tue 15 Apr, 2008 8:18 am

I agree with you there John. I've installed a Subaru Impreza engine into an early model Subie - after buying all the componants separately it would have been so much quicker, easier and cheaper just to buy a whole donor car.

Sorry for the hijack: I've heard some good reports about M117s into W460s - there's a guy in WA who's already done one (79GE500 on AGOA). I assume that's Jeremy's 'wagen you'll be converting?
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Post by M110-108 » Tue 15 Apr, 2008 10:15 am

Never fear boys! Take a closer look at the assembly once installed, it has a D-Jet pump on it wrapped in gaffa for now. I got a D-Jet pump and filter on a bracket from a butchered 116 from a wreckers (which matched the part no. from a D-Jet Volvo, which is my new source for cheap efi pumps as they are the only ones left in cars at U-Pull-It) but the mount would have been harder to make so I ended up pulling what you see out of the car from a K-Jet 450 116. I then swapped the pump and filter and...voila. I wrapped the pump in tape as the D-Jet one is smaller in diameter but I'll be replacing it with decent rubber once I know the pump works.

I knew the pumps were different but I thought the pressure was a lot higher in the D-Jet system to the K-Jet or is that only because the rail pressure is regulated?
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Post by mybenz » Tue 06 May, 2008 3:54 pm

Nice work... gotta see it hen its complete... Where about in Adelaide are you, I'm in the hills (my thread is:http://www.mercedesshop.com/shopforum/s ... 742&page=2)

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Post by M110-108 » Tue 06 May, 2008 4:21 pm

My workshop is in Hackham. Well it won't be long I finished glass blasting and preparing some parts to get re-annodised last night and am hopefully getting them back this week so I can plum all of the fuel lines on the weekend.
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Post by mybenz » Tue 06 May, 2008 5:06 pm

My project has been put to a STOP again... *!%$. need to move again - stupid asbestos... so - first move, then respray car, then find supra 5 speed, make adapter plate, bodgey up some sort of flywheel thingy, get clutched, "enhance" the M110 (MS2 + breathing apparatus), then throw it all in the W108. Then I need to think about interior.. ARGH, will this madness ever end???
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Post by M110-108 » Tue 06 May, 2008 5:24 pm

Try the jap import yards that bring in cars parts and front cuts. Good luck trying to mate the M110 to the supra box. Personally I think it'd work out a lot easier and cheaper to get the Supra turbo front cut and do a complete powerplant swap.
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Post by mybenz » Wed 07 May, 2008 10:15 am

I had contemplated this also, but the I was offered a M110 at a good price, surrounded with most of a donor car, a '77 280se which I will do a rear axel transplant from. I think the supra conversion will be cheaper than I first expected, because Mercedes use an adapter plate to mount the 4 speed auto on the m110, so all I need to do once I have the gearbox is make a new adapter plate to suite. The supra 5 speed being a cheap gearbox + quite strong means that I can have "loads of boost" without worrying too much about breaking the tranny. Oh yes, she's goin' turbo!
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Re: Pics and story of the project

Post by M110-108 » Thu 15 May, 2008 7:05 pm

Good luck with it cos it'll test some skills and if you need a hand or any advice just give us a hoy.

I got my injectors back yesterday from testing and cleaning which showed that 4 were blocked and 2 weren't atomising.
I also picked up my brackets, linkages, pipes and spring from being re-plated with gold zinc and I hope the photos do them justice 'cos they shine like you wouldn't believe! I credit the finish quality down to good prep work as i also took some parts from a mate's hard-top that he prepped in a rush in hope that the acid would do the rest but it didn't work out that way. Spewin.
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So the next step is to refit everything tomorrow if it doesn't rain as the ol girl is outside now I have yet another car in the workshop.
Once everything is bolted back on I can then plumb the rest of the fuel hose and be one step closer to combustion.

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Re: Pics and story of the project

Post by mybenz » Fri 16 May, 2008 10:39 am

If you don't mind me asking, how much does it cost to get that shiny stuff happening? My goals are changing slightly with my W108, I'm thinking of making it more of a show pony with attitude rather than an every day thrash about.

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Re: Pics and story of the project

Post by CraigB » Fri 16 May, 2008 11:26 am

I must be getting old! Yet again I missed this thread back 14/4 etc but at least I saw it today. Going back to 14/4, I totally agree with you M110 about putting your car to good use. Any concept of restoring every example is ridiculous. Really good cars are so cheap that it makes no sense to me to start restoring the wrong car. And even if it is a really good car, it is still your car and I respect people right to do as they please with it. With the value of the cars vs the value of scrap metal at the moment, I reckon anyone who keeps an example on the road in any form is a hero.

That's a shame about the wiring diagram. Have you got that sorted now? You possibly need a haynes 123 manual to get it because there is no 116 for the 280. If you wanted to test where stuff goes on a 116, Davide Frada at Mclaren Vale has a injected m110 w116 that I think is intact.

Thats a good tip about the Volvo pump. I bought a new djet Bosch pump for a couple of hundred or so, but I had heard they had gone up a lot or were harder to get.

Sounds like you were happy with your plating, do you mind if I ask who did it? Also who did you use for the injectors?

Lastly Mbenz, if you are going for a blower and need to reduce compression, I have a mate with an old supercharged vintage car that was blowing gaskets. He had someone laser cut a head gasket come spacer quite cheaply. Easier and cheaper than playing with low comp pistons I would think. Let me know if you are interested and i can hunt down the contact.

and did I read right that you were looking at fitting the independent w116 rear end into the w108? Tricky job I would think but there are all sorts of clever people out there that do interesting things. That would be interesting to document.
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Re: Pics and story of the project

Post by M110-108 » Fri 16 May, 2008 7:02 pm

Yeah I love a good resto, if my car was say an SEL 6.3, I wouldn't butcher it- most aspects of these cars are still quite up to scratch in terms of safety and power. My 280s on the other hand...
The wiring diagram is all sorted! I'm going to draw up a diagram that is presentable once the car is running right so if someone else needs it it's there.
Thanks. Both actually hard to get and just plain expensive as they pump quite a lot more pressure than late model pumps to power the old style injectors.
Chromatec on Daws Road in Edwardstown did all those brackets plus some rather large items for the hard-top for $88 but I spent hours on the prep to ensure a good finish.
And lastly (sorry to cut in MY BENZ) I'd reccommend using a copper gasket anyway, they seal a lot better being a soft metal that uses an adhesive. Personally I wouldn't drop the comp at all if you aren't going over 8psi of boost because if you are you'll have to tear the motor down to start from scratch to get reliability, eg: o-rings, removing castings, ring gaps etc.

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Re: Pics and story of the project

Post by M110-108 » Mon 19 May, 2008 4:52 pm

Nothing too interesting to report. I have fitted all of the injectors, injector rails, regulators, wiring loom clamps, accelerator brackets and vacuum booster barbs.
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Re: Pics and story of the project

Post by M110-108 » Sun 01 Jun, 2008 2:01 pm

Well I've been on it this week. All the fuel lines are on and some of 'em were absolute bastards.
I ran some temporary wiring for the ignition system and the fuel and ecu relays.
Checked the connections were correct.
Rechecked
Checked again.
Put fuel in the tank.
Cranked her over and the fuel pump works as does the ignition. I had to remove an air lock from the fuel rail so it's got fuel there now. We have a good blue spark that jumps about 8mm which is quite healthy for an outdated transistor system with a resistor.
I cranked her again but she no go. So out with the multimeter and I have only 2.5v at pin #16 and pin #24 although I do have a strong 12v at my main, ign on and cranking sources.
Tomorrow I will be checking for VD (no jokes...both kinds are bad) starting with ground continuity then test the relays, resistance through my wiring and resistance through the loom.
I'm hoping it isn't the D-Jet loom.
I'm getting very close. The main thing is to have it run within the next 2 weeks then I can neaten up the wiring and get it to a roadworthy drivable state.
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Re: Pics and story of the project

Post by drew56cus » Sun 01 Jun, 2008 7:56 pm

Good stuff M110, looking forward to hearing about how the car goes. You really seem to know your stuff.
Isn't it strange how a simple job like changing a few hoses/lines/clamps can take ages. I had to change over some hard brake lines 2 weeks ago and they were very annoying.
Good luck with breathing some life into the old beastie.
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Re: Pics and story of the project

Post by M110-108 » Sun 01 Jun, 2008 10:00 pm

Cheers for the feedback Drew, I appreciate it.
I actually went down to the workshop today 'cos I found a spare hour...

12.5v present at battery signal wire.
12.5v presant at "ignition on" signal wire.
2.5v still at ECU pins #16 / #24
I measured both of these readings using the chassis and the ECU's ground pin for my earth probe.
0ohm resistance between all of my earths near and far to the ECU ground.
0ohm resistance through all of my wiring and adaptors including the ECU harness.

All that is left is the
So I disconnected the ECU and (I can hear the cringing) split it. Here's what I found.
ecu serial.jpg
ecu3.jpg
ecu5.jpg
ecu2.jpg
ecu4.jpg
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1) ECU I.D. tag
2) Looks like it was tampered with 11 years ago. I wonder who by...
3) I'm not too sure of what the rusty component in the second pic is but there is wire missing from it's terminal that is meant to go who knows where. You can also see the dark burn mark that flows from under that component to the bottom of the picture.
4) The damage-RED: the path of the burn mark
Purple: missing wire from terminal
Yellow: fried resistor
Blue: cooked transistors
Black: baked diodes
5) A broken track on the back of the motherboard. It looks as though it has been fixed before.

So now I'm searching for another ECU of this serial to buy or test circuits with to get this motor to breath fire once again.

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Re: Pics and story of the project

Post by CraigB » Wed 04 Jun, 2008 3:12 pm

You've lost me a bit there but that's not that hard! Obviously you will have a look what you can find at U-pull-it but if you have no luck I am sure Davide Frada at McLaren Vale would have something like that. Now what are the dangers of putting peoples numbers on the internet? Play it safe, Davide is "mb230sl" on here if you want to pm and if not call me on 0421 910935 and I will give you his number. So at least if I have created a problem by posting a phone number it will be my problem!

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Re: Pics and story of the project

Post by M110-108 » Tue 11 Nov, 2008 9:38 pm

Alright, it's been quite a while but I've been flat out with other people's cars and attending my new job for the past few months to save for my Christmas holiday to Canada. I finally got to work on the old Merc as well as my Bedford and MkII Escort.
But enough excuses. Bad news, the only part of the D-Jet system on my conversion was the Injectors I had rebuilt, the wiring and fuel lines I installed the fuel pump setup and the ignition that I put in. All the other sensors are failing electrical tests eg: trigger points, MAP sensor, TPS and claimed "good ECU I bought to replace the fried one.
Away with that old junk and hopefully I can get a little somethin somethin I've been working on to take it's place. At the moment it's been a little bit frustrating but it seems to be going together really well but time will tell to see of it works and when/if it does I'll do a write-up with pics.
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