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Vehicle: 1985 500 SEL
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Red face Owner of a grey market 500 SEL

I bought my 85 SEL a couple of years ago from an acquaintance. He had owned the car since 1985 and it was his flawless baby with 103K miles. It ran like a dream for the first 10 miles. The day after I bought it, while on my way to the emissions test by the way, it stalled. Over the last 2 years I have tripled my investment in it.

After almost total replacement of the fuel system - except gas tank and some of the lines - it once again runs like a dream. Only now I can't get it through emissions. I've tried 7 times in the last 2 months and during the 7th attempt, the air conditioning compressor blew while waiting in line on a 115 degree day.

I finally found out the ECM isn't working. Did I say the car is Grey market? I'm having a hard time finding information on a 25 pin Jetronic ECM with a Liphardt label and no number. Leads are soldered to the pins. So close!??

I hope to find a forum that will help me figure this out. Or talk me into cutting my losses.
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