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Old 11-13-2002, 08:58 PM
AuctorEcclesiae AuctorEcclesiae is offline
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Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Madison, Wis.
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Thumbs up How 'bout a vote for valve seals?

Hi Buddy:

Just read your post, and I had this same exact problem on my car. My problems were when I tried to start it after it sat for awhile, it was shake, shimmy and get all crazy for about 5-7 seconds, and then smooth out and everything would be A-OK.

I took it to the dealorship, and the first thing that the tech. though of were VALVE SEALS. I have the M103 (190e 2.6), and they're known for getting old and brittle.

He replaced the seals (about $275), and it's been like a gem ever since -- no hard starts any more.

I seem to ALWAYS suggest valve seals when I post ... I'm bound to be right sooner or later!!

Best wishes-
2005 W203
Running as fast as I can to stay behind!!
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