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Old 06-22-2001, 04:10 PM
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I installed new points in my '75 450SL. Carefully gapped, etc. Only getting weak (faint orange) spark to plugs. Not enough to allow engine to fire. Thought I needed a new condenser (old one is still in the distributor).

After checking for the part (condenser) the person at my local MB parts desk ask the 107 technician why no condenser appears on the parts list or diagram.

Technician said it is no longer needed. If the wire on the points is color coded black and white, then take out the condenser, or just cut the wire.

Is there any merit to this advice by the local technician?

The car sure is not starting the way it is, so I am willing to try it.

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