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Old 05-13-2002, 07:56 AM
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380SE Stalling Problems

I have a 1985 380 SE which has developed a few problems recenlty especially with regards to stalling. I cannot find any thread which causes it, other than low revs because it stalls when I am either idling , slowing or turning a slow corner.

It does this when it is hot, cold, with AC on or off and so I can't seem to find a causing factor. MB say that it couls be a host of different things and I am going to pay A LOT of labour for them to replace and test each part which could be the cause.

We have cleaned necessary valves and have replaced the electronic fuel controller (??) but still the problem persists. Somebody once mentioned that it might be the manifold over heating but what I know about cars is comparable to what I understand about women.

Hope someone can shed some lights or throw around some ideas. Thanks

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Old 05-13-2002, 10:39 AM
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That is a common problem! So much so that MB has modified the 2 rubber hoses that connect the idle control valve to the intake.
If you order these hoses & install them properly the stalling should go away.
MB part numbers 116-094-12-91, 116-094-13-91 & 116-997-16-52. Make sure that the small plastic tube is OPEN at both ends.
All of the parts should cost less than $15. TOTAL!
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Old 05-13-2002, 11:28 AM
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What do the screws do?

Doc, I recently replaced the same two hoses on my 560. Old ones were rock hard and cracked. Each one has a phillips head screw, seems to be an air-flow adjustment of some kind. Can you shed any light on how these are supposed to behave? Thanks.
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