Date registered: Apr 2008
Vehicle: 1999 e320
Location: Louisville, KY
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1999 e320 Dies while driving
Hello - I have a 1999 e320. Accidentally put in a 1/2 tank of regular gas. 7 days later while driving thru city the car died. I was accelerating in between blocks, it died and started shaking until I stopped. Tried to restart immediately, no luck, it just kept trying to turnover. Tried again 1 hour later, it started right up, drove 3 blocks, died at stoplight. Tried to restart immediately, no luck, it just kept trying to turnover. Again, wait 1 hour, starts right up, this time I do everything (put in neutral at lights, etc) to make sure I'm constantly on the gas pedal the whole way home.
I hooked up OBDII and get P170 & P173 - "Fuel Trim Malfunction" Bank1 & Bank2. NO CEL light is on. Never has been.
I've read this forum and from that I believe it could be MAF (but typically there is CEL on), bad fuel injectors(?), just add fuel cleaner and keep driving, ?.
I just want to be sure it doesn't die on me again while driving down the road (ie Interstate driving).
Thanks for you advice and help.