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Old 11-27-2002, 10:56 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Missouri Ozarks near MountainView MO
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79 450SLC Bad hot start problem--Solved

Thanks to those who gave advise regarding the saga of my very "cranky" hot start problem on this car. It turned out to be the Accumulator. In the process I also replaced the fuel pump, it was bad also. I also reset the timing, it was advanced by 26 degrees. I now have it set to max advance at 3100 rpm. Runs great but a little on the heavy side on gas usage, down to about 14 mpg.
Also had had a rock damage my radiator, I can not believe how small the radiator for these cars is. Its no wonder they tend to run hot. I almost had to park my 79 450 SL during the summer when I lived in Phoenix.
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79 450 SL (sold)
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