'99 Benz e300d conversion... step by step

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'99 Benz e300d conversion... step by step

Postby Jake Palmer » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:25 am

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This is not a very easy conversion, especially when it comes to fuel plumbing. I've already recieved A TON of help from Craig Reece, Ed Beggs and Ray Ackley. I really can't thank you guys enough.

I've started a blog where I'm going to document the whole process, step-by-step. Hopefully this will make it easier for the next folks who take this on.

You can check it out here:
http://jakesbenzconversion.blogspot.com/

Here's a list of the first posts:

January 14: New car is home

January 17: Started shopping

January 19: Tank time

January 20: Fuel & coolant lines... mapping out a route
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Postby SunWizard » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:11 am

Nice job, and I like the diagram and pics. That model looks a lot harder to convert than my old 81 Mercedes. But I am sure it is quite a well made car!
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Postby Jake Palmer » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:24 am

Well, the tricky part is the need to replumb the injector pump, shutoff valve and injection pump.

Everything I've read states that the intake manifold has to come off to get at all the fuel lines.

However, I noticed something last night when I was putting the car back together. The intake manifold was on, but I still had the fuel filter housing and windshield washer bottle off. With those two items off, I still seemed to have full access to all those fuel lines.

I'm not sure the intake manifold really has to come off at all.
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Postby Jake Palmer » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:25 pm

update

March 4: 167 emails

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Postby Jake Palmer » Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:27 am

Update!

March 9: Flipped the switch!

No picture to post here, go to my site to see the videos!
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Postby SunWizard » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:08 am

Congratulations!
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