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verteuil99

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280s v 280se
« on: 11 July 2011, 09:34 AM »
Hi
Could someone tell me the difference in spec between a 280s and a 280se ? ( interior trim spec )
thanks
« Last Edit: 11 July 2011, 09:45 AM by verteuil99 »

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Re: 280s v 280se
« Reply #1 on: 11 July 2011, 10:49 AM »
I doubt that there is a difference in the interior between the two specs - the E stands for Einspritzung (german for Fuel Injection) - the S has a carburettor, the SE has Bosch D-jetronic injection (up to '75) or K-jetronic ('76-on).

verteuil99

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Re: 280s v 280se
« Reply #2 on: 11 July 2011, 11:44 AM »
thanks for the info. I have just been offered a 1973 280se. The car looks fantastic and the body work excellent. The seats appear to be synthetic so not sure how comfortable on a hot day!
It has been difficult to find prices on the web to make sense of what to offer for the vehicle. Any ideas?
I am looking forward to joining the W116 set!

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Re: 280s v 280se
« Reply #3 on: 11 July 2011, 12:48 PM »
If the seats aren't cloth or leather, then they are MB-Tex, a Mercedes vinyl which is very durable.

What country are you in - this will influence the value of the car (and the currency it should be discussed in).

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Re: 280s v 280se
« Reply #4 on: 11 July 2011, 04:25 PM »
Without any fuel contamination issues - the fuel injected motor was generally more powerful and caused fewer problems as there have always been issues with the carburetor used in the 280S model.

M-B tex (hot day problems aside) is a good option to have when the cars are older.

Cover them with sheepskin covers or suchlike if they are too hot.

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Re: 280s v 280se
« Reply #5 on: 12 July 2011, 08:35 AM »
hey BILL , i have my 126 s for the last 21 years had no problem with the carb ( i remember once they had to change it ) solex as far as i know, now i got 116 with same engine but injection se so glad to hear your review.

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Re: 280s v 280se
« Reply #6 on: 12 July 2011, 08:56 AM »
Hey Thanks for the advice Guys.
I am due to see the car day after tomorrow. I am in the Uk ( re: the value of the car )
Will post images if I buy. It has a sun roof with wind deflector. No rear belts or rear head rest ( guess standard for 1973 ) Body work look immaculate - Stored since 1990 !

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Re: 280s v 280se
« Reply #7 on: 12 July 2011, 09:13 AM »
sound yammy , good luck

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Re: 280s v 280se
« Reply #8 on: 12 July 2011, 06:38 PM »
Best of luck with looking the car over.

Just watch for stale petrol or water in the fuel of a stored car.

If you are happy and purchase the car either drain the tank or else at least put a litre of  alcohol (Methylated spirits or whatever the local substitute is - due to it's toxicity to humans whatever  is labelled as meths is usually Ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol)  into teh tank to absorb anty water.

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