BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Sep 2010
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I have a '71 250/8 that has started giving me trouble. its got 40k on it, Ive had the car about 6 months now without any problems. I went to crank it the other day and it wouldnt start, and it turned over poorly, checked the battery out and it was old so I replaced it. Now it turns over great but wont fire. I smell fuel out of the carbs and there is gas in the tank, its at about 1/4 tank. I pulled the plugs and Im getting spark. After reading the forums a bit, apparently these carbs are notorius for being problematic. The last time I had it out there was a bit of a high idle as it would warm up, but once driven it was fine.
What could cause it not too crank all the sudden ?