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Old 12-21-2002, 05:08 PM
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420SEL "Big Boy"
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Suburban Cleveland, ohio
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I also have a 1985 380SE and my car was doing the same thing. Not to say I'm certain of the problem but it could be your fuel compensator (warm up regulator). I don't drive my car in the winter so I never knew the part could be bad. A month ago my car would start up with rough idle untill the car warmed up, then fine as normal. About two weeks ago the temperature dropped to 0 and the car wouldn't start and when it finally did, it shut right down. A few days later the temperature rose to about 45 and the car drove fine for days. Yesterday temp was 55, car fine. Today 32 and no start. I'm putting my car back in the garage till spring as I have beater to get around in and also the part is $420!! I think I'll replace it then. Hope this gives you some insight
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