BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280
Location: Irvine, CA
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Can't say I've ever had that problem, but I drive a '73 280 sedan, not a coupe. I've run out of gas several times (unfortunately, with a carburated system, you can't ever quite tell just how much you have left when that empty light comes on) and I've had no problems starting Victoria up, besides the ones that came with the car. The starter's old, as is the coil, and all the wiring.
However, I don't understand how running out of gas would prevent the car from starting or cause you serious, long term problems. Granted, when Victoria ran out of gas I had to pump quite a bit of gas into the engine to get her started, but once that was done, she ran just fine.