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 ?