The Bosch EPS 270
The LITTLE BROTHER TO THE EFEP 515
This Bosch EPS 270 was produced in January 1982 and was the "little brother" of the 12 plunger EFEP 515. It's represented by one bench in our shop and is regularly used for fuel injection pump testing.
With a lower power output of 5HP and less plunger capacity than the aforementioned 515, the 270 is more in line with the needs of the 6-plunger W113 pumps that make up the majority of our restorations and is a bit quieter than the 515.
Like the EFEP 515, the body is constructed from bent sheet metal in contrast to the complex aluminum casting of the EFEP 385 and earlier models. This, along with a different transmission and reduced sound deadening materials, brought down the production cost of the EPS 270 and, with a multi-panel body, made repairs more accessible.
This bench came to us in decent condition. It bares its scars from decades of use but, overall, doesn't have any major issues. We've got a few other projects in line before it but, as with the others, it will eventually go through a full restoration to bring it back to it's fresh-off-the-line shine.