A strange problem here, theories welcome.
I was driving from boston to philly on friday night and suddenly my 88 190e gave me a weird response. The rpms shot way up but the car wasnt going any faster. It was as if I was in neutral. So I immediately pulled off to the shoulder and as I was slowing down the car stalled. Then it wouldnt start for about 1 minute. When I looked under the hood, all fluids were fine, but i noticed the exhaust manifold was glowing red in the middle of it. Not very bright but enough for me to notice. When i was driving i had the pedal steady not accelerating or decelerating, approximately 70 mph.
Any theories on what may have happened here? And whats with the manifold, is there a correlation between these events?