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Old 04-21-2024, 12:45 AM
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From memory, since it's been close to 30 years since I've driven a 250/8, when you want to do a cold start, you were supposed to tap the accelerator pedal twice before turning the key. But you had to think about it and not do that for a warm start because it might flood. If you got it wrong, you would just floor it w/o pumping until it started.

And then take Tony's advice for getting it better. Regarding the wiring double checking he suggests, there's a spec for "overall resistance" that says the total resistance of the wire plus plug must be below 5k ohms.

With the traditional setup, the plugs and the wire had no resistance to speak of, but the wire ends had resistance. The current parts books follow the bosch recommendations, which are not actually consistent with the car. Like Tony said, go with a copper plug.

-CTH
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