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I tried to edit the first question to sat that the car is a
I tried to edit the first question to sat that the car is a 380SL. I had typed 280SL initially. Does this change the initial answer? My fuse panel looks different than the one pictured in your answer.… read more
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Marty, I have a 1981 380SL that has sat up in my carport for
Hi Marty,I have a 1981 380SL that has sat up in my carport for 7-12 months. It ran fine prior to that and the only it sat was because the starter wouldn.t turn over when I would try to jump start it.I… read more
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Starts every time runs very rough and dies when I step on
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Can't get my 83 380sl to start. Car has been parked several
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I grabbed an older 107 with the M110 engine (280SL) low
I grabbed an older 107 with the M110 engine (280SL) low miles (100k), manual. Great vehicle runs great when engine is ...warm. Very, very hard to start, sputtering, rattling, like starving for gas, on… read more
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I have already changed the fuse box in my 1985 380SL and the
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I have a 1985 Mercedes 380SL. I have a no start condition. I
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Marty, again, I am still trying to debug some issues
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380SL: Hi Marty, I have a 1985 Mercedes 380SL that won't start
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1985 mercedes 380sl: jump..turnover..fuses on the fise box..car only
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