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Old 09-16-1999, 08:11 PM
anthonyb anthonyb is offline
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I think this is a relatively common thing with 300E's. Our '87 always requires two or three short cranks when cold; our '91 usually starts after one long (3-4 second) crank. Neither car did this when new, but developed the longer crank times a few years ago. Not entirely sure whether this is normal, but so far we've noticed no other related problems.