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Marty
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Marty, I have a 1984 380SL...Like so many others I've read
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Engine starts idling high just few minutes after starting.
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The engine only starts when it is cold and then runs at
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I have been dealing with Marty previously. I would like my
I have been dealing with Marty previously. I would like my question to go to him again. My question is; I have an 85 Mercedes 380sl that idles at 1000rpm when warmed up or cold. The car starts and run… read more
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Marty
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1983 Mercedes 380SL. I replaced the following items: Fuel
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Marty
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1985 M 380SL....runs gh idle at most times, will drop down
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I have a 1983 380sl. I can start the car and it idles fine.
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Marty
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Have a 1983 Mercedes Benz 380SL with 121,000 miles, and when
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Marty
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I need help on my Mercedes SL500 again. Because of back
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1982 380SL: that recently started idling at 1000 - 1500 rpm
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How can I clean out or repair a idle control valve for a mercedes 380 SL. I am loo
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1983 380 sel - CAR DIES WHEN COASTING TO A STOP. otherwise runs fine.
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