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Old 08-14-2003, 10:00 AM
amit amit is offline
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Stumbling starting - stevebfl - help !

My 1984 380 SE has a hard starting problem. The car runs fine but does consume more than normal gas.

The early morning start is great - not a problem. So I am assuming it is not the accumulator.

Trying to start immediately after shutting off a hot engine is also great - not a problem.

However, if the car has been sitting for 4~5 hours after being driven, then it needs significantly more cranking to start it. And it starts up with a stumble - like a hit or miss till it starts idling smoothly.

What could be the issue ?

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