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Old 02-07-2017, 11:23 AM
Love my 1981 380/500 SLC
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My 1981 380SLC

My 380SLC starts and idles fine; when it is hot it idles fine; but when it is moving from cold start to hot start it dies. My mechanic fidled with the richness adjustment, but he did not fix it.

Also, even though I have new master cylinder, new booster, the brake peddle likes to go all the way to floor before it starts to grab. I can pump it up, but next time - again all the way to floor. I have checked brake fluid level and it is topped off. Could there be a vacuum leak?
Any assistance on this problem would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:13 PM
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Were the brakes properly bled? You may have some air trapped which can cause the brake pedal to feel 'mushy'

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Old 02-08-2017, 09:38 AM
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