Went thru diagnosis chart and everything passed, but still no volt at pump, Went looking for trunk branch wire harness connector and saw the ground point that is behind passenger seats on right side and the brown wire bundle was just loosely attached. Tightened up nut and bolt and car started.
Copious smoke, Im hoping just because it sat so long and I porbably dumped a lot of fuel in the intake. Will run more later to see it it clears up when the engine gets warm.
Also even though I added a couple gallons of fresh fuel, what comes out is still yellow, though not as stinky as just the old gas was. I guess 6 year old gas doesnt burn that great.
I'd do the same in this case also Sirma. To me you try to leave perfect collector car as stock as possible. My car is a Euro and has Lorinser "bumpers", so I plan to go back to stock Euro bumpers.
I bought my 6.9 in 1994, it was not that unusual back then. Now I do not remember seeing a W116 on the road in a decade or so. If I see an old Mercedes it's usually a W126. The funny one is there is a guy I always see going the opposite way from me that daily drives a W108 or something more from that time frame.
I read older posts on this. The front bumper replacement is definitely not plug and play. I am going to leave the car as is for now. Yes the US style bumpers are ugly for sure but overall the car still looks good and I have never seen any 450sel on the road let alone a 6.9. These are definitely a sight to behold. I want to get my 6.3 and 6.9 together and take a few pics...that will be something!
I found this car on W116 in 2010. We bought it from the original Austrian owner family though it was in Idaho. Lots done to it for mechanical, functional, and cosmetic reasons. It remains a gorgeous brilliant car. Why would I even think about selling??? I am a healthy 72-year old with FOUR cars: three Mercedes and a Porsche Cayenne Diesel. I won't live forever and this car will need a good steward eventually.
I am thinking BaT but want to let the fine folks on this forum be the first. The cars and I live in Dallas, Texas. I am on instagram - atatexan. Mine may the most photographed 116 in the world.