high idle rpm
Neil, I took the car to see my tech yesterday and the engine rpm has resumed the normal 850 or so level instead of the 1000rpm I reported a few days ago. Have replaced the whole exhaust system (wow!) and its really great now. The sound is more normal and no more of the crackling "after burning" at the end of the revs as you step on the accelerator hard. Apparently the insides of the 2 mufflers have "gone" and the old cat was welded on the pipe the wrong way around! Whoever did it should be shot! Cheers. Hope more people out there will join in the discussions about the W202s as more are into the W124s.