I have just rebuilt the cylinder head on the following:
Mercedes 230E, 1984 (W123)
102 Engine, K-tronic fuel injection
It's the first time I've done anything like this, and I was amazed to
find I've no parts or bolts left over now I've put it back together,
On the distributor, there is a small flying saucer shaped device
attached to the side of it, and out of this comes a thin wire/hose.
This is white with a red stripe.
My question is, where on earth does the other end of this plug into? I
don't remember unplugging it at all, but it has a clean end that looks
as if it used to be plugged in somewhere.
The side at the distributor (the electrical, not the fuel distributor)
is still attached, but I can't seem to find anywhere suitable to bung
the other end. It would appear to reach easily to the inlet manifold
or to the wiring at the left hand side (battery side) of the car.
I have a vague feeling this might be something to do with a vacuum
retard for the ignition, but other than that I'm clueless.
Any help on this very gratefully received.