1973 merc 280 that stalls

10

Asked by Mags Nov 09, 2013 at 02:34 AM about the Mercedes-Benz 280

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

saw a sweet car for sale, low miles, but the seller says it has a stalling issues, any ideas?

5 Answers

2,605

Check the carburetor for proper adjustment then look for vaccum hoses damaged or worn that would be to start

1 people found this helpful.
176,035

Is it drove much? Could be old gas or in need of a tune up.

1 people found this helpful.
39,305

probably all the above and more- issues with carbs, fuel pump, fuel lines, tune ups, could be anything on a car that old- and a MB will be expensive to keep running right- I don't think you are ready- it does not sound like a "sweet" car

10

Thanks for all your answers! As for being 'sweet' I meant the body is solid and it's a 'dry' car, meaning none of those nasty leaks some older Benz's have. My previous car was a 1985 turbo diesel I know they are expensive, and do most of the work myself. I'm familiar with diesel engines as opposed to gasoline. My thoughts were along the lines of the fuel lines, rusty gas tank etc. Thanks again folks for answering.

10

oh..and my mom is now driving my old Mercedes, don't judge a poster by her adjectives!

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

280

Looking for a Used 280 in your area?

CarGurus has thousands of nationwide listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Shortcuts

Mercedes-Benz 280 Experts

  • #1
    Mick Stewart
    Reputation
    180
  • #2
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    80
  • #3
    Paul Matthews
    Reputation
    70
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
8 Great Deals out of 115 listings starting at $9,995
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
62 Great Deals out of 1,694 listings starting at $3,950
Used Porsche 911
11 Great Deals out of 216 listings starting at $17,995
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
22 Great Deals out of 563 listings starting at $4,895
Used Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
3 Great Deals out of 28 listings starting at $6,499
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
9 Great Deals out of 172 listings starting at $8,988

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.