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Old 09-21-2000, 04:54 PM
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Incidentally, had an intermittant hot starting problem on my W123 280E that turned out to be a partly fried starter motor. The motor was apparently a 1.1kW model and too small for the car.

My independent MB mechanic has just fitted a rebuilt 1.8kW motor, the highest power available for the 280E, and now it starts like a dream. Right on the button.

Unfortunately he had to take the exhaust system off to fit the 1.8kW motor in, but it was worth it!

1977 W123 280E
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