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lex280

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help, distributor has to much clearance
« on: March 08, 2017, 10:25:56 »
Hi,

I am having some problems with my ignition on my W111 280se 1969
I attached a movie and you can see how much clearance i have on the distributor.

I already tried several distributors and even a 123 ignition but they all have the same clearance.
So i guess the problem is located somewhere in the engine..?

Anybody went trough this problem?

ps: engine is rebuilt but has run over 600.000kms...

1958 220S Cabrio
1969 280SL
1969 280SE Coupé

guyke

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Re: help, distributor has to much clearance
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 07:44:15 »
do jou can drive whit it

ja17

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Re: help, distributor has to much clearance
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 14:54:50 »
Check to make sure you have the spring between the distributor end and timing gear below it. It is under the distributor end drive and down in the housing. Without it the gear may be moving upward and causing the extra play.
Joe Alexander
Blacklick, Ohio
1969 Dark Olive 280SL
2002 ML55 AMG (tow vehicle)
2002 SLK32 AMG (350 hp)
1963 404 Mercedes Unimog (Swedish Army)
1989 flu419 Mercedes Unimog (US Army)
1998 E430
1974 450SLC Rally
1965 220SE Finback

lex280

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Re: help, distributor has to much clearance
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 15:33:29 »
hi,

Yes i can drive with it and the spring is a new one...
1958 220S Cabrio
1969 280SL
1969 280SE Coupé