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#11
Mechanicals / Re: A/C compressor confusion? ...
Last post by 79W116 - 15 April 2024, 11:31 AM
That is unfortunate.
#12
Mechanicals / Re: A/C compressor confusion? ...
Last post by daantjie - 15 April 2024, 09:44 AM
Unfortunately it's very hard to get to without essentially stripping out the dash.  It sits under the dash and probes the evaporator temperature with a capillary tube.
#13
Mechanicals / Re: A/C compressor confusion? ...
Last post by 79W116 - 15 April 2024, 07:56 AM
Well, this morning I tried jumping the pressure switch together to see if that would get the clutch to pull in, but it did not. I had the car running, full cold on the dial, A/C switch on, and Auto High.

Where is the "ETR" switch located?
#14
Mechanicals / Re: A/C compressor confusion? ...
Last post by daantjie - 14 April 2024, 08:00 PM
Before removing the switch I would take it to an AC shop and have them test the high and low side pressures to see if you're in range.  I would assume switch failure to be an outside chance but I would start with pressure testing first.  You may have a leak in the system which the shop can check for which would have to be tended to before anything else.
#15
Mechanicals / Re: A/C compressor confusion? ...
Last post by 79W116 - 14 April 2024, 07:13 PM
Quote from: daantjie on 14 April 2024, 03:53 PMIf you bridge the terminals for the pressure switch at the drier then the clutch should engage, as the pressure switch is a safety feature to not engage the clutch with a low gas charge.  There is an "ETR" switch which also locks out the compressor under a certian temp reading to privent freezing up, but I'm guessing your current ambient is higehr than the cut - out so I doubt this is your problem.
Ah OK, I'll try to bridge then and see if that works. So if the clutch does engage then I'm replacing the pressure switch then, correct? Which means having a shop remove all r134, replace switch, then recharge, right?
#16
Mechanicals / Re: A/C compressor confusion? ...
Last post by 79W116 - 14 April 2024, 07:10 PM
Quote from: rumb on 14 April 2024, 04:43 PMProbably some helpful info here:
https://handbook.w116.org/Climate/
yep, I've been buried here for a few days for sure, just just say test everything in this order. I'm just not the best with a schematic and thier generic list. Was hoping for someone to recognize my condition.
#17
Mechanicals / Re: A/C compressor confusion? ...
Last post by rumb - 14 April 2024, 04:43 PM
Probably some helpful info here:
https://handbook.w116.org/Climate/
#18
Mechanicals / Re: A/C compressor confusion? ...
Last post by daantjie - 14 April 2024, 03:53 PM
If you bridge the terminals for the pressure switch at the drier then the clutch should engage, as the pressure switch is a safety feature to not engage the clutch with a low gas charge.  There is an "ETR" switch which also locks out the compressor under a certain temp reading to prevent freezing up, but I'm guessing your current ambient is higher than the cut - out so I doubt this is your problem.
#19
Mechanicals / Re: 280SE engine mounts
Last post by daantjie - 14 April 2024, 03:48 PM
I would suggest to spring for original Mercedes parts on engine mounts to be honest.  I have had bad experiecnes with aftermarket rubber parts in general, and especially on engine mounts, thus I woulde suggest Benz parts only, even though it will be quite pricey, basically "buy once, cry once"...
#20
Mechanicals / Fuel System Questions
Last post by sbetts - 14 April 2024, 03:34 PM
Reading about the costs under "Common Fail Points And Fixes" in the article below makes reworking a D-Jetronic system that has been sitting for 20 years a bit financially daunting.

What is the likelihood that I'll need to replace the Engine Control Unit, Manifold Pressure Sensor, or injectors? Are the costs actually that high for parts? Can I refurbish these parts instead or replacing them?

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/your-quick-guide-to-the-bosch-d-jetronic-k-jetronic-and-ke-jetronic-fuel-injection-systems/