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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-31-2009, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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1972 280s stalls

my 1972 280s starts and idles well in park and neutral but stalls immediately on shifting to drive or reverse. please help.
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What RPM does it idle at? Suggest you bump it up a little ...
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Did you ever get this fixed? My 450SL is doing the exact same thing right now.
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S had Carbs

If you had the S, then I believe you have the carb unit. Do you have the twin carbs? Might be able to help! Also, do you still have the original distributor and blue coil "over" the transister ignition?
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