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Old 01-27-2003, 05:56 PM
Pbalias Pbalias is offline
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Location: Houston, TX, USA
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Unhappy Hard Start on the '92 400E

Hello everyone. I must admit that I have not been here a while. In November I bought a 2001 Corvette Z06 and have been spending alot of intimate time with it . Anyway, I think the 400E became jealous . She dosent want to start right away like she used to. It doesn't seem to make a difference whether it's hot or cold. I get in, turn the key, and have to crank it 5-10 seconds before it starts. It sounds like it's not getting fuel. Once it starts, a light white cloud that smells like gas shoots out her exhaust and it runs funny for about 5 seconds. I have noticed that the engine temperature lately dosen't rise to what seems like normal operating temp. I live in Houston so it's only been like 40-60 degrees outside but the engine temp hangs down near the bottom, SOMETIMES rising to 1/4 the way. I was wondering if THAT had anything to do with it. Anybody have any suggestions?


In case anyone was 130mph, I prefer the 400E over the Z06. Having a Corvette makes me really appreciate the quality of a MB. It's just so solid and quiet, and smooth!!!
Peter Balias
1992 400E
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