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Old 07-01-2002, 12:42 PM
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560 SL Fuel Problem

My 1987 560 SL is in an indie shop for a slight stumble. The mechanic notes that 3 cylinders appear to be running slightly lean and, after checking compression (ok), injectors (new), ignition system (ok), has conluded that it is a problem with the fuel distributer. Has any one had experience with this type of problem? Also, there's a 1985 380 SE fuel distributer for sale on e-bay. Would it fit this engine?
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1986 560SEC: 150,000 miles, runs great, but I've got to sell it (too many cars for one man)
1987 560SL: 122,000 miles, used to run poorly, now (thanks to forum), runs great!
1997 GMC Jimmy: Turned out to be a turkey.
1989 T-Bird Super Coupe: 150,000 miles, still runs great. Ford got it right.
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Old 07-01-2002, 02:07 PM
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No it is definitely not the same fuel distributer, and I would not recommend that you shop for one on eBay unless you like to live dangerously.

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Old 07-01-2002, 11:04 PM
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Unhappy Fuel Problem

Thanks for the good advice. Does anyone know what would cause a car to lose power and run lean on hard acceleration?
Can this be caused by cabon buildup? Clogged fuel filter? Phase of the moon? Any help greatly appreciated.
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1986 560SEC: 150,000 miles, runs great, but I've got to sell it (too many cars for one man)
1987 560SL: 122,000 miles, used to run poorly, now (thanks to forum), runs great!
1997 GMC Jimmy: Turned out to be a turkey.
1989 T-Bird Super Coupe: 150,000 miles, still runs great. Ford got it right.
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Old 07-02-2002, 11:07 AM
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Fuel Distributor

If you dont want to spend the $1700+ for a new fuel distributor, try adsitco.com, they sell guaranteed rebuilt mercedes parts. I had the same problem with my 500 SEC, i purchased a rebuilt distributor from them, came in two days, rebuilt by bosch, it worked beautifully, only $700!
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Old 07-02-2002, 12:00 PM
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Thanks. I may give them a try.
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1986 560SEC: 150,000 miles, runs great, but I've got to sell it (too many cars for one man)
1987 560SL: 122,000 miles, used to run poorly, now (thanks to forum), runs great!
1997 GMC Jimmy: Turned out to be a turkey.
1989 T-Bird Super Coupe: 150,000 miles, still runs great. Ford got it right.
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Old 07-02-2002, 12:22 PM
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$700 is not a good price at all. You can do much, much better on a rebuilt unit.

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