All well.... fired up next day and idled just fine.
Draining rad for 3rd of 4th time now this time to install new radiator overflow hose. Found one MB made after they transitioned the overflow tank to have a larger outet, It has one end larger to fit!
Also need to remove lower radiator hose for access to drill hole in frame and install rivnut to hold the Fanfare Horn mounting bar. The hole on the other end uses the mounting for the oil tank hose guard. Pictures soon....
How much of an engine rebuild did you do? Rings, piston hone, anything like that? Can't recall now... And how much old gas do you think is mixed with the new? And how long did you run it? So many questions! But at last it's running! You're in the home stretch. Cheers,
it is about time to re-start that topic . Currently I am running original R14 bundts with Cooper Cobra 215 tyres. Not great but enough within the limits and restrictions of swiss motorways.
Since the tyres begin to get uncomfortable after appr. 8 years I am considering to switch to R15 Maxilite barock bundts with 215 or 225 R15 tyres.
Attached / upper is an approval from authority called 'Test Laboratory South', the significance of which I need to find more about. This approval is distributed from Maxilite.
The approval refers to the correct engine power, though it does not particularly list the 6.9. Furthermore it lists two tyre sizes which seem strange to me. In particular the 225 / 55 R15 is a size for which I am unable to find any tyres.
Attached / lower is a chart from a database called 'tyre sizes', www.reifen-groessen.de. It seems more reasonable in the 6.9 case.
I plan to approach the Swiss TÜV / Technical authority guys and check what is possible with them.
My question to you: What are common tyre sizes on the Maxilite barock 7x15 bundt? Tyre load demand is 96.
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.