back in the fold, with the black death!

Discussion in 'Engine' started by jonnyboy, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. jonnyboy

    jonnyboy MB Enthusiast

    Nov 27, 2005
    Camberley, Surrey
    1991 sl300-24 project,s124 280,w115 no interior, w108 project no engine
    Morning all

    Am back in the fold after a wee while away. V+Been heavily involved in an almost-new crashed Defender project that's nearly done. May chuck a thread up about it if there's some interest.

    Bought an 07 Sprinter that is in need of a new turbo, not the best example but somewhat of a rarity as a swb low top.
    Seemed to be lightly smoking out of the breather. Someone evidently tried to get the cover off before judging by the mullered recessed central allen bolt (that was a joy).
    Breather was loose, but....


    Amazing it ran so well really. Also amazing that it had (apparently) made its own way from Aberdeen to Reading before it came to me.

    An hour's careful chipping revealed that there actually are some injectors under there !!

    So right now it is bathing in some full fat cola (branded, others are available!). Injector pipes and loom are disconnected and seemingly intact (cant check as turbo is off and on way to AC turbos for rebuild). I have a new set of seals, turbo oil pipes, gaskets, leak off pipes here.

    Never done one of these before, indeed only done one set of diesel injector seals in my life. So any hints on doing the seats before re-sealing would, of course, be most welcome.

    Amazing what a few buckets of cold puke can buy you, isn't it???
  2. Headhurts

    Headhurts MB Enthusiast

    Nov 29, 2015
    Near Coltishall, Norfolk
    Mercedes E350 Estate Night Edition
    Rather you than me, checking oil and tyre pressures is the most involvement I want.

    Funny really as many years ago I was a mechanic even have my City & Gulds certificate.

    Good luck with your project.
  3. carlh2269

    carlh2269 Member

    Jun 26, 2016
    i've had the same black death with my c220 where i've had to chip out the coal and gently eased out the injectors.
    once access is gained and the copper seals removed you can then re-cut the sealing surface before re-installing the injectors.
    make sure none of the swarf enters the pot whilst cutting or you could be in trouble later.

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