TommyMB, thanks for your reply. It seemed like when I first started driving it that it would happen immediately (1-3 seconds) after I cranked it up. Maybe I just wasn't paying that close attention to it. It seems to be working great still. Am looking forward to many many miles in this wonderful car.
My 500 is a grey market car I bought in Florida. Being a grey market can I expect to pay alot more for parts and maintenance?
'84 500sel (love it!)
87K (odo was broke, what can I say!)