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Old 03-14-2001, 07:50 PM
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I asked him, and he said it did. I am gonna SEE him and ask him one more time. I need to be satisfied as you are.

Dont worry Merv, with you on this together.

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Old 03-14-2001, 10:09 PM
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Hey Merv - Went to the workshop this morning and asked him about your matter. He showed me the little red relay which can be found at the centre of the firewall of your car, just about a feet and a half towards the left of your battery compartment. It looks like a block Chinese Seal with a red square top.

ps. He also said that if your fuel pump is ok, it could be due to your timing which must be adjusted accordingly.

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Old 03-14-2001, 11:35 PM
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Is it true that it is better for a Mercedes to be driven hard as stated earlier? I have shifted manually before, but I always thought that it can cause probs with the car later. I drive pretty "enthused" , but not hard.
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Old 03-14-2001, 11:49 PM
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Great to hear from you so soon, YMsin.

OK, the "little red relay which can be found at the centre of the firewall of your car, just about a feet and a half towards the left of your battery compartment. It looks like a block Chinese Seal with a red square top". Actually I did find something similar in that exact location few days ago, with this part number: 011 545 5028. However, it has a black square top (I know I sound stupid, but perhaps someone painted it black or the batch that it came with had different colored caps).

Next thing I did was to call up 8 different MB parts shops to ask for that part. All of them dont carry it, and I was told that it is just a simple socket/plug, which cost only about US$1.50. Geee....I dont suppose a relay could be this cheap, does it? So I rested my case then thinking that this is just a socket/plug.

But I think they could be wrong. Going by your description, that should be the idle control relay.

I'm gonna make more calls, and thanks to you Ymsin, you've been very helpful.

Mervyn

PS.Just discussed the issue on timing with my mechanic yesterday. He said he could lower the timing if I want, but that'll leave me with less power (which was not something I wanted to compromise on). So I left it at that. Perhaps I'll get the timing checked again later somewhere else.

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