Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A Puzzle



The following images are part of a puzzle I'm trying to figure out. I'd appreciate any input anyone can offer.

These parts are for a 1976 Mercedes 300D. A friend performed a compression check on the engine for me. I'm grateful to him for giving me a quantitative evaluation of the compression in my engine, but unfortunately he uncovered a puzzle. It is such a puzzle that neither he nor I are comfortable putting this vehicle back on the road.

You see, after removing the injectors from each of the five cylinders, he also pulled out what he thought were heat shields (from underneath each injector). These are the top-hat shaped thingies.

Oddly, the new heat shields for my injectors look nothing like the parts my friend removed. (See the bright yellow-metal colored washer-shaped thingies.)

These washer-shaped thingies are what we've both seen, and installed successfully, as replacement injector heat shields.

Whatta puzzle!

Please contact me directly with any guesses, explanations, or other information that might be of help in getting my Benz back on the road!

5 Comments:

At 6:08 AM, Blogger mercedes.250 ce said...

you solved thu puzzle correct i had the same problem whit my mercedes engine i instald the new type and never had any problems whit the new version

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger Rob said...

IF YOU ARE LOOKING for veggie cars - I HAVE THREE DIESEL TEMPOS (JUST LIKE THE ESCORT) and 2 190D most are running....... let me know if you are interested in them. all need paint and interior

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger Rob said...

IF YOU ARE LOOKING for veggie cars - I HAVE THREE DIESEL TEMPOS (JUST LIKE THE ESCORT) and 2 190D most are running....... let me know if you are interested in them. all need paint and interior

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger Rob said...

IF YOU ARE LOOKING for veggie cars - I HAVE THREE DIESEL TEMPOS (JUST LIKE THE ESCORT) and 2 190D most are running....... let me know if you are interested in them. all need paint and interior

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger Rob said...

IF YOU ARE LOOKING for veggie cars - I HAVE THREE DIESEL TEMPOS (JUST LIKE THE ESCORT) and 2 190D most are running....... let me know if you are interested in them. all need paint and interior

 

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