Mercedes-benz r107 fuel distributor replacement 1972-1986 450sl, 380sl, 500sl, 560sl pelican parts diy maintenance article 9gag


The fuel distributor plays an important role in the smooth and efficient running of the engine. The fuel distributor presents fuel into the combustion chamber but can fail over time due to deposits formed by oxidized fuel. You will notice that the fuel distributor has 8 fuel injection lines as well as 8 closing plugs with adjustable Allen screws. These screws are set at the factory.

Before you do any work on your car it is important that you wear safety glasses, work gloves and dispose of all fluids in a safe manner. If you are draining coolant, keep in mind that it is poisonous and should be treated as such. Animals and small children have been known to die from ingesting coolant. If you have to jack up your car, make sure to use jack stands and chock your wheels as well as applying the parking brake. Protect your eyes, hands and body from fluids, dust and debris while working on your vehicle. If you’re working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. Never work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability. Always use eye and hand protection.

Comments: I have a 380 SL that has sat for two years i drain the tank and flush with gas Then changed the fuel pump and filter ang got it to start drove it ten miles it dove sluggish but start to clear up. When I got the car home shut it off now it will start the first time I try it and die right away then it just cranks and will not start wait 5 min it will do the same start and die I have fuel pressure at fuel distributor but not on the lines going to the injectors any idea what to check next?

Followup from the Pelican Staff: When your engine doesn’t start you’ll want to check the basics. Check spark, fuel injector pulse and fuel pressure, volume, quality and engine compression. Once you figure out what is missing, it will be easier to diagnose. – Nick at Pelican Parts

Comments: I read your question regarding the line of the fuel distributor and was wondering the same thing on my 79 450sl. However after thinking about it, since it is Continuous injection, why would it make any difference in the line up if it is continous ? I overhauled my distributer but can’t get the car to run. definately a fuel problem I think since it will run when I pour gas down its guzzle. Curious if you have any other ideas. thanks

Comments: What is the routing of the fuel distribution lines on the driver’s side on a CIS system on a European model 1979 450SL? I have seen photos where it looks like they are in order on the driver’s side like the passenger side and then others that mention the front two are reversed and the rear two are reversed as to the order on the driver’s side bank. Mine are all in order except for the back two on the driver’s side that are reversed but am not sure that is correct as the car does not run well and I got it in non-running condition but it does start and run now. I am a current customer of Pelican Parts and appreciate your help and support of our cars!!