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87 300E Starts then Dies

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I am relativity new to the forum and have a problem with my 300E I wish to share..Perhaps someone else has had this issue and can steer me in the right direction..
My 87 300E has been sitting for quite some time..When I went to start it it kicked right over ran for 10-12 seconds the stops.. I suspected a fuel problem so I drained the fuel and put in fresh fuel..Same problem.. I pulled the air filter cover and put some clean fuel directly into the air intake of the fuel injectors..The car starts right up runs through the fuel then dies.. I can hear the fuel pump run for several seconds when I turn the key and it seems as though the car starts for a short time with the injected fuel from the pump.. I then jumped the fuel relay to get the pump to run continuously but the car still wont stay started..I also pulled the fuse for the OLP relay and still the car won't start.. Does this sound like perhaps a clogged fuel filter or what should I try next..Thanks for any advice and the welcome into this wonderful forum

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Proceed to the W124 forum and yes, a clogged filter would be a good suspect.

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