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Old 11-02-2002, 08:17 PM
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87 260E choking

Hi,

I just revived an 87 260E from storage in the garage. I would drive it for 20 minutes and would suddenly choke. It would act as if it wanted to die. It would only be for a second then it's smooth again. It happens when in stop and go traffic going to work.
It has not been driven much before now... 52K mi. original miles. What could be the culprit?

I'm thinking I should do a major tune-up.
cap, rotors, wires, oil change, fuel filter, air filter, coolant, etc...

You help would really be appreciated...

thanks,
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Old 11-02-2002, 08:57 PM
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Take it to the highway and run it hard to clean the carbon out of your engine!

Put a bottle or two of a good fuel system cleaner and then do the major tune-up as you mentioned before.
Good luck!
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Old 11-02-2002, 09:02 PM
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fuel system cleaner

I'm ready to go out to Kragen and get some....what brand or type should I get?

thanks,
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'87 W124 260E (DD)
98K orig. mi. @7/15
CLK 7-Spoke Forged Wheels
Neuspeed springs/Bilstein Sport
4/3 bump (F/R)

'97 993 Carrera
106K orig. mi.
Always driven like it's stolen
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Old 11-03-2002, 12:49 AM
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Techron, by Chevron!

DO a search!
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Old 11-03-2002, 01:44 AM
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I am not an expert... but try replacing the fuel filter. that might help too
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Old 11-03-2002, 08:23 AM
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Snibble,

he already mentioned fuel filter in the original message...
Peace!
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