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Old 03-12-2004, 02:02 AM
Greg in Oz Greg in Oz is offline
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Just to confuse things further...

Just to confuse things further, my father's 1993 E320 coupe (W124 with M104 3.2 HFM) does not have electronic throttle actuation. The throttle cable runs all the way to the linkages and actuates the throttle butterfly mechanically (resulting in the heaviest throttle pedal I have ever felt, a criticism of E280 and E320 W124s here). I don't know if this is something unique to right hand drive versions or Australian versions. I have yet to see a W124 with the throttle actuator you all mention (as opposed to the cruise control actuator). I believe it has more to do with whether or not the car has ASR or not. My father's car does not have ASR. He has complained of intermittent cruise control as well. I suspect his will have a separate CC amplifier as per earlier W124s. I will have to investigate this. If this is the case then it will probably require a re-solder job as was the case with our '90 300TE which I re-soldered and repaired recently.
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