Date registered: Jul 2004
Vehicle: 77 450SL 72 280SEL
Location: San Juan Capistrano
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spontaneous stall & restart ???
I hope someone can help...
My 1972 280SEL 4.5 has a bad habit of occasionally stalling without warning- then restarting when it "feels" like it... During it's "dormant" phase, the engine cranks fine, but there is no fire. This is a car I picked up for a song, but it had MUCH deferred maintenance. I have replaced dist cap, rotor, points, condenser, plugs, wires, and coil, cleaned visible connections and set the timing. The previous owner (NOT mechanically inclined) stated the car would do this every few months. What am I overlooking?
Otherwise, this car runs perfectly. Thanks for any input on the subject!