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Old 09-22-2003, 06:33 PM
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Location: Franklin, TN
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190e fails start on first try


My 190e rarely starts on the first try (hot or cold). It turns over fine, it just doesn't quite "grab" when it is supposed to fire about 90% of the time.

The second try is 100% effective in starting. Under the same conditions (hot or cold) it always fires right away on the 2nd try, though it does hesitate and stutter for about 1 second before the engine comes to full idle. After that it is as smooth as silk...

I just had a full tune-up with the last 4k, and I use 93 octane all the time. I'm about to run a tank of gas with techron added to see if that helps any. I would appreciate some ideas of what to check and look for to smooth out the starting...


Franklin, TN
'92 190e 2.6
'91 190e 2.6
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