Leaking oil and distributor wire

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Martyn 280CE
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Model you own: w123
Region: New South Wales
Location: Sydney Northern Beaches

Leaking oil and distributor wire

Post by Martyn 280CE » Sat 29 Sep, 2018 4:33 pm

Hi I have a couple of issues:

WDB123053.2A.218049

She was missing running rough very slightly at tick over I noticed the green lead had partly crumbled at the Distributor.
I Ordered and waited for the wrong part accidentally 000-159-82-18
Its slightly too big I could perhaps get its in and make but its a brand new lead and she is great original condition so I should do something proper.
Anyone advise on how they would do it.

I checked the Forums and found there are two possibilities
But which do I need 000-159-61—18 OR 000.159-85-18

Can anyone advise me.
My VIN WDB123053.2A.2180491984 W123 280CE

At the same time I also bought a new bonnet safety plug and haven’t tried putting that on.

Also i put her in my storage area for the last four months - whilst moving house recently.
I have noticed a bad leak has happened I have taken a couple of pictures. I honestly have never had a leak ever except for the Old AC Compressor one time.

Can anyone recognise what fluid it MIGHT be, its actually very slippy AND I need to clean its up before crawling on the floor..!!


Thanks again for anyones help

Martyn
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1984 280 CE
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tsharkey
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Re: Leaking oil and distributor wire

Post by tsharkey » Sat 29 Sep, 2018 5:23 pm

If the fluid is redish in colour, it will be the transmission. I had a wagon sit around for a few months and when I shifted it, I got a leak at the rear. Rear transmission seal fixed it.
W123 1981 300TD - Family Kid mover
W202 1998 C250D Factory OM605A Turbo - Partner's daily driver
W123 1982 300CD Retro fitted OM617A Turbo - Mine
W123 1984 300TD 5 Speed Manual, to teach the kids how to drive
W123 1982 300TD Factory OM617A Turbo (Hans) - Project
W123 1985 230TE - Brother's
W123 1985 300D - Sister in Law's
1962 S-Series Valiant (Tho Daimler & Chrysler divorced, still part of the extended family)

Past benzes
W114 1969 250CE - PO put in an M110 transplant and nearly sent me around the bend
W123 1981 300TD - "Matilda" - RIP hit front side & rear but left my brother + niece A-OK

Current Projects
Coupe restoration, Turbo Wagon freshen up

Martyn 280CE
B Class
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat 17 Mar, 2007 11:30 pm
Model you own: w123
Region: New South Wales
Location: Sydney Northern Beaches

Re: Leaking oil and distributor wire

Post by Martyn 280CE » Sun 30 Sep, 2018 11:40 am

Sorry - I thought I posted this reply last night.

Thanks so much for the quick reply Tsharkey,

Did you see the pictures I do remember it being Its reddish in colour I will check again tomorrow.

I had a transmission kit filter installed around two years ago - Is that what you think it might be.?


Your wagon was leaking at the rear pretty sure my coupe is at front to middle - Does that make sense are there two transmission seals one front an one rear..?

I am just remembering,mbering the last time I took it for rego check they said there was a small leak on the Transmission seal.

Thanks Martyn
Martyn.
1984 280 CE
Sydney, Northern Beaches

tsharkey
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Model you own: w123
Location: Melbourne, Vic

Re: Leaking oil and distributor wire

Post by tsharkey » Sun 30 Sep, 2018 1:24 pm

Sorry - I meant rear of engine - trans assembly which told me it wasn't the power steering.

Looks like you have found your culprit.
W123 1981 300TD - Family Kid mover
W202 1998 C250D Factory OM605A Turbo - Partner's daily driver
W123 1982 300CD Retro fitted OM617A Turbo - Mine
W123 1984 300TD 5 Speed Manual, to teach the kids how to drive
W123 1982 300TD Factory OM617A Turbo (Hans) - Project
W123 1985 230TE - Brother's
W123 1985 300D - Sister in Law's
1962 S-Series Valiant (Tho Daimler & Chrysler divorced, still part of the extended family)

Past benzes
W114 1969 250CE - PO put in an M110 transplant and nearly sent me around the bend
W123 1981 300TD - "Matilda" - RIP hit front side & rear but left my brother + niece A-OK

Current Projects
Coupe restoration, Turbo Wagon freshen up

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