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1995 SL 500 power loss smells like rotten eggs
i am new here.........aloha...yes i am from Hilo Hawaii Usa....
Have a 1995 SL 500 loss power the other day.....after satrting up warm after parker for 10 minutes, rough idle ..check engine light on. Drive off the lot and it hasw no power at all...barely goes to 4000 rpm with pedal to forr...feels like 4 cylinder; however, no misfire.
next day changed fue filter, not too bad, bout had it off......the one that fits is the one with nipples on end not fitting.....my partys guy said it was for a 1997 model S L 500....fuel sample looks clean, fesh, no water
check the rotors, distributor cap and plugs...all good, plugs like new bosch...look a little lean. Non fouled
Restart same problem...no power test drive no power, again a bit of a rotten egg smell.. HELP ?
thinking about clogged catalyst ? or maybe how to clear the codes ?
in park from idle rev it up and sounds like a bit of swooshing out the exhaust like clogged catalyst.....car has 74,215 miles on it...very pristine car......air filters super clean....
Also when i bought the car 5b months ago the radio was off and i head to recode it toi work leading me to believe that either the battery was dead , diconnect for a time or replced.......could this be a problem starter ?
All help cordially invited
No good mercedes or independent shop within 100 miles ....HELP
My best guess was to disconnect the twin catalytic converters up front and run it open ....however, a friend said that mercedes benz have problems with codes some time when battery disconnected or changed and neeed to be cleared......
bottom line is i need help.... i do not have a scanner,,, my friend has a snap on scanner and we are not sure if it will give the coeds and or clear them
First things first...Whats my next step please ?