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Date registered: Nov 2005
Vehicle: 1982 300CD , 1972 280SE 4.5L
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I could use one. .
I've been trying to find the cause of an intermitent misfire that develops in my '72 280SE 4.5L after running like a dream for a day or two. Initially, it presented as a points problem, so I put in a Petronix ignitor. That first approach had the same result as pretty much everything I've tried (over the past year) since, which is that it appears fixed, then horror as the problem returns.
It goes from champ to chump & back with no rhyme or reason. It seems like a short or component failure, but I've replaced more wires/components than I care to list, & am at wit's end.
As prevalent as these cars are, why can't I find a shop manual? Not something generic, or for a similar model/yr, but this exact car?