Originally posted by skinkman
Wow...I took the car to a very highly rated guy on this site and I can't believe it could be something as minor as you indicate.
I will look for the parts from MB and try it..I will post after...
thanks in advance.
It happened to me. My mechanic at the time missed it. I had similar symptoms as you, and took it to a well-regarded shop in town that specializes in European cars. He has been working on Mercedes since he was 16. He couldn't fix it and had me take it to the dealer.
The dealer quickly diagnosed the problem as one coil wire with a bad connection to the boot.
Needless to say, I have a new mechanic.
2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".