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95 E320 Power Loss

My 95 E320 convertible has a new problem (today). When I step on the gas, the engine starts to accelerate but in about one second, it drops off and if I hold the pedal down, in about one second it will accelerate again only to drop off again.

Anyone have any ideas as to what this might be?

Thanks. . .
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Fuel filter?
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Admission total clean-up and maintenance, including sensors and return hoses/fittings. Must also use good 91 octane gas from established high volume station.

A car would show appreciation for preventive maintenance by never leaving his owner stranded.

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Haha... It was simple. Back in "the old days" before all this computer crap the first thing that would come to mind with this kind of problem would be water in the fuel. These days we tend to imagine all kinds of sensors and computer issues as the first (and most expensive) avenue of attack. Turns out a bottle of fuel dryer (alcohol) was all I needed to fix this problem.

The evening before this problem occurred the car had only 1/4 tank of gas and it was cold and damp. These are the best conditions for moisture to condense on the inside walls of the gas tank and run down the walls of the tank to be picked up by the fuel strainer.
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