Leaking oil and distributor wire

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Martyn 280CE
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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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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.
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Martyn 280CE
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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
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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 English 5 Speed Manual
W123 1982 300TD Factory OM617A Turbo (Hans) - Project
W123 1982 300D - OM617 NA (Hektor) - Son's
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
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Re: Leaking oil and distributor wire

Post by Martyn 280CE » Wed 28 Nov, 2018 7:30 pm

Hi I have replied to this instead of posting new.

I have put it back together the distributor cap I struggled with putting it back on

So I had to remove all the leads in my effort and had no pen handy.
And googled the firing order and tried that - 135642

Seriously she always starts first turn.

She wouldn’t start I didn’t try for long she was kind of backfiring aswell

How do I know which is the first on the distributor
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Re: Leaking oil and distributor wire

Post by Chai » Wed 28 Nov, 2018 10:34 pm

Any numbers on top of the distributor cap, near where each spark plug leads connect to the cap?
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Martyn 280CE
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Re: Leaking oil and distributor wire

Post by Martyn 280CE » Wed 28 Nov, 2018 11:22 pm

Hi I don’t recall any visible numbers I will check in the morning.!
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Re: Leaking oil and distributor wire

Post by Henry Schuman » Thu 29 Nov, 2018 8:54 am

ZUNDFOLGE is 153624 You have the Firing (ZUNDFOLGE) order wrong. BUT you have to know where #1 is on distributor cap and which way the rotor turns
Post back for more info if you need to


When any car sits long it can seep oils ,start it up and replenish any low fluids and then keep an eye on it .
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Re: Leaking oil and distributor wire

Post by Pete49 » Thu 29 Nov, 2018 2:22 pm

turn crankshaft to number 1 tdc on the timing marks and lift dizzy cap. place number 1 lead in the cap where the rotor sits as it would be number 1 then place the rest of the leads in the order Henry S mentioned in a clockwise direction.
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Martyn 280CE
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Re: Leaking oil and distributor wire

Post by Martyn 280CE » Thu 29 Nov, 2018 9:45 pm

Thanks so Much Henry and Chai,

Very relevant and helpful..!!

I actually had the firing order correct but had the wrong numbers on the leads.

I am so happy I even had her running this afternoon. She started first time.

I am going to take her to the Garage for the transmission oil seals.

And look after her as she deserves.

Thanks again both

Martyn
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Martyn 280CE
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Re: Leaking oil and distributor wire

Post by Martyn 280CE » Thu 29 Nov, 2018 9:51 pm

Thanks so Much Henry and Chai,

Very relevant and helpful..!!

I actually had the firing order correct but had the wrong numbers on the leads.

I am so happy I even had her running this afternoon. She started first time.

I am going to take her to the Garage for the transmission oil seals.

And look after her as she deserves.

Thanks again both

Martyn
Martyn.
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Martyn 280CE
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Re: Leaking oil and distributor wire

Post by Martyn 280CE » Thu 29 Nov, 2018 9:57 pm

Also you weee right the cylinder numbers are stamped on the cap by each contact.

Thanks to you I knew I had done it correct and that she would start and she did.., :whip:
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Martyn 280CE
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Re: Leaking oil and distributor wire

Post by Martyn 280CE » Thu 29 Nov, 2018 10:07 pm

Sorry I only just saw Pete’s reply too

So Thanks Chai, Henry and Pete.
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