BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Apr 2006
Vehicle: 1983 380SL
Location: Jersey Boy
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I have the identical problem on my 1983 380SL and have been unable to pinpoint the problem yet. The only difference is that my problem is intermittent which makes it worse since no one can ever diagnose it. The other slight difference is that it restarts immediately - no cool down is needed at all. It's gotten so that I don't pull over anymore, just throw it in neutral - restart - and I buy a few more miles before it happens again - or maybe it doesn't come back until the next ride. Such is the nature with the intermittent problem.
Anyway, I was wondering how you were doing so far with mechanics throwing parts at it. So far, I have a new cat, o2 sensor, fuel pump, fuel filter, and fuel distributor. Next is an OVP relay and ignition control unit. I may be able to keep Bosch in business all by myself!
Have you had any luck in curing the problem?