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Old 05-07-2002, 12:46 AM
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Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Canfield, Ohio
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Lightbulb Improved 450 SL "warm" starts!!!!

Just a comment on the old problem of 450 SL "warm" starts....vapor lock.....etc.

A friend told me to give the car some gas or "rev" the engine as I turn the key and the motor off....and then when I restart the car 30 or 40 mins. later (warm start) to do the old trick of turning the key on and off to get the fuel pump going......what an improvement!

Giving the car gas right as you turn the engine off must fill up the fuel lines with gas so that the car does not have as much vapor in the lines. I am not a mechanic so I may be explaining this wrong, but what an improvement!!!!!

1974 450SL 99K miles
1996 C220 142K miles
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