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Engine fires but won't start

I've got a 1998 C280 which we've had for about 7 years. However over the past couple of weeks when trying to start it the engine will fire but then dies immediately. It takes another 6-8 attempts where it fires for an instant and then dies again before it will finally fire up and run.
Does anyone have any ideas what might cause this.
It may be relevant but I usually get around 530km per tank but over the past few months the economy has dropped to about 500km per tank.
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Welcome aboard. Please click user cp and edit details to add your VEHICLE and LOCATION to your profile as it's useful information when you're seeking help.

The W202 forum might be a better place to look for help because that is specific to your car. This general forum is...well, general, stuff that applies to MB generally.

That said, the first thing I would do is scan it for codes. I can think of several potential causes, but the most cost-effective and least time consuming thing to do is start with some basic diagnostics rather than guessing.

Good luck.

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