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Old 03-03-2008, 12:52 AM
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My girlfriends mom has a 1992 500e with 25,000 miles sitting in the garage that she said I can have if I can figure out a stalling issue its having.

The car kinda stalls and cuts out when its warm sometimes, and sometimes if its cold outside but the car is warm. We are not sure why it does this.

Does anyone have any ideas for me to try?


We have taken it to many shops over the years and they always say they cant reproduce the problem
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:59 AM
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Just tell her you figured it out, everything is good, and go get the title signed over to you right away, and get it out of there quick, then go work on the engine stalling issue later.

A running original 500E with 25,000 verified miles on the clock is probably worth $30,000 to $50,000 and it is being given you free, so just take it "as is" and worry about the problem AFTER it's unconditionally yours with keys and title in hand.
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:01 AM
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Oh, crap. I agree with Jim. Tell her "I'll take it", have her sign papers, then figure out what it is later. Holy crap - why don't things like this happen to me?
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:14 AM
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lol, she will expect to see me driving it lol, So i need to get the stalling issue fixed ahead of time lol. She thinks its worth someplace between 13-20k Lol. I never knew that it could be worth that much, she said it was a limited edition model but yea.


My GF's family is rich lol, she has two 97 porches sitting right next to it that she never drives really lol. I love this thing 25,000 miles and the thing is freaking mint!! I love the little smoke screen thing that slides up the back window and stuff.

The car is freaking fast.

Any ideas on the stalling issue would be great!
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:52 AM
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Check the wire harness, the throttle bodies, and if those dont work, go to 500E.com and ask around.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:10 AM
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My girlfriends mom has a 1992 500e with 25,000 miles sitting in the garage that she said I can have if I can figure out a stalling issue its having.

The car kinda stalls and cuts out when its warm sometimes, and sometimes if its cold outside but the car is warm. We are not sure why it does this.

Does anyone have any ideas for me to try?


We have taken it to many shops over the years and they always say they cant reproduce the problem
I hate you.... Wanna trade for a running 210K 92 500E? Even If you have it towed to the dealership and pay them $3K to get it fixed, it's well worth it. I'd get the car ASAP before the deal slips through the cracks, or you get into a fight with your girlfriend. If you "Must" fix it there I'd start by checking for codes. With only 25K I'd suspect some kind of bad connection due to sitting, the wiring harness should be mint.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:54 PM
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Can you say OVP relay?

Does the 119 have an OVP relay that is as lame as the 103 and 104? If so or even if not, I would replace it first.

Then, offer the car for sale to ME for what GFM wants

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Old 03-03-2008, 10:39 PM
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lol, she will expect to see me driving it lol, So i need to get the stalling issue fixed ahead of time lol. She thinks its worth someplace between 13-20k Lol. I never knew that it could be worth that much, she said it was a limited edition model but yea.


My GF's family is rich lol, she has two 97 porches sitting right next to it that she never drives really lol. I love this thing 25,000 miles and the thing is freaking mint!! I love the little smoke screen thing that slides up the back window and stuff.

The car is freaking fast.

Any ideas on the stalling issue would be great!
Just be careful when you try to rock your rocking chair on those porches!

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Old 03-04-2008, 05:42 AM
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Just be careful when you try to rock your rocking chair on those porches!

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What he said. I find it hard believing any of this deal.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:13 AM
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Just take it, like Jim said. You can always part it out . . . .
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:26 AM
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I dont wanna part the car out, I want to drive it!!! I dont wanna sell it, I wanna drive it. I just need to get it fixed she said before I get it from her. Ill take pictures if you all dont belive me. I seriously need some advice on what I need to look for on it to try to fix it.
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:03 AM
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My girlfriends mom has a 1992 500e with 25,000 miles sitting in the garage that she said I can have if I can figure out a stalling issue its having.

The car kinda stalls and cuts out when its warm sometimes, and sometimes if its cold outside but the car is warm. We are not sure why it does this.

Does anyone have any ideas for me to try?


We have taken it to many shops over the years and they always say they cant reproduce the problem
It could be so many things ... cut to the chase and take it to a MB Dealership. It can be serviced there. For more info, go to www.500Ecstasy.com.

Where are you located?
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Old 03-08-2008, 06:52 AM
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What he said. I find it hard believing any of this deal.
It is a little hard to imagine.

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Old 03-09-2008, 06:43 PM
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We have taken it to MB. They always cant figure it out.

Located in colorado
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:59 AM
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maybe this is obvious. but if you get that car fixed before you own it, YOU WILL NEVER OWN IT. take my word on this.
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