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Old 05-19-2001, 02:11 AM
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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Malaysia
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My dad's 260E is one heck of a starter. I've always wondered why the 260s were hard to start as I found it to be a common symptom for most 260E owners.

The answer may lie with constant check on the plugs - as these creatures are highly sensitive to the plugs. Wrong plugs used, or dirty plugs may cause it to be cranky.

Next on the line - as you guessed right, are the fuel injectors.

For my dad's 260 - I had the injectors taken out and cleaned one by one. Put them on again, adjusted the CO for that smooth idling - and hey, the starting improved tremendously.

Okay, it still plays up once in a while. But its much much better.

The idling is another matter. I recommend changing the idle control valve.
... Kerry

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