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my poor mercedes....

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by roversd1, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. roversd1

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    a 1984 500SEC. It wont start...

    New battery, coil, distributor cap, HT leads, rotor arm, fuel filter - nothing


    Engine turns over as normal, just wont fire up. Theres voltage at the coil, fuel in the engine.

    I've bypassed the £400 immobiliser curcuits to the ignition and fuel system (too damn easy!)

    Sometimes the engine will fire up but as soon as you disengage the starter, it stalls.


    The problem has got progressively worse. :suicide:

    Any ideas?

    Save me from the pink Proton 1.5 thats for sale near me for £95 - tax and MOT'd!
     
  2. Solomon Grundy

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    spark plugs?
     
  3. roversd1

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    new plugs too
     
  4. Beobloke

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    I'm tempted to make the old "sh*t in the carburettor" joke at this point............ :rotfl:
     
  5. Miyazaki

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    Ditch the tank and buy a proper car. ;)
     
  6. Solomon Grundy

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    have you checked the wiring for loose leads? Could be an earth lead or something...
     
  7. Eddy Boy

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    How about taking it to a garage?
     
  8. John

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    You sure you have done this right ? sound like it might still working
    John
     
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    It could be a lack of fuel pressure (possible pump failure or blockage), to be honest there are still a lot of things it could be and rather than wasting your money and time changing things unnecessarily it would probably be better to take it to a local independent garage (one recommended to you by a friend if possible).
    Cheers,
    Oddbodd.
     

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