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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-08-2010, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all
Stumbled onto this site by accident,what a Blessing.

Bought a 260 E 1992 two weeks ago,car is a good condition and well looked after.
The car was really struggling uphill,so I took it for a Dyno-tune,which showed that the car was running lean.
Had that fixed and the car is fine now.
The problem I have now is,when the car idles it suddenly stops,and when I want to start it again the engine turns as if there is no fuel supply,if I keep at it, the car eventually starts.
The car does that on a regular base,but once the car goes it is fine.
Can it be a dirty fuel filter that is causing the car to run out of fuel when it gets to the idle stage?
I am not sure if the fuel filters was ever replaced by the previous owner.
Help will be appreciated
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Hi, and welcome...It's always a good idea to change the filter when you just get a new car,as you said you have no idea when it was last done(if ever).Also perhaps it's been adjusted wrong and is now too rich?
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