remember to update this thread with your results. you know, i suspected throttle actuator problems because my cruise control was working only half the time. i was trying to get a correlation between when that happened and when electrical gremlins were acting up as evidenced by my outside temp LCD's behavior (it would wink in and out). i thought there was some sort of pattern. this winter i had sporadic hard start problems which i suspected were some sort of electric / electronic component failure. after i cleaned out the contacts and replaced fuses #5 & #6, my car seemed to run so much better. instant starts in the morning and my LCD doesn't wink out anymore. oh yeah, my cruise control has been working pretty consisitently!
1993 300e-2.8 - gone now <sigh>
"Do not adjust your mind, it's reality that's malfunctioning"