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Old 06-28-2003, 12:08 AM
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And the culprint was the ....

Position Sender Unit

This is some sort of sensor wire connected to the ignition control unit, and which evidently controls ignition timing (??) .

The insulation was gone and the metal braided wire core was exposed, shorting out due to moisture and heat.

Still plan to replace distributor, plugs and wires for good measure.
2001 E430 4matic
122,xxx miles
Black/Charcoal Interior

Gone but not Forgotten:
1995 E320, 252,xxx miles, Black/Grey
1989 260E, 223,00 miles, Black/Black
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