Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: Many MBZ, Couple of 911s, couple of pick ups
Location: Grimes, Iowa
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cold start valve
I now have my 1972 280 SE 4.5 back together after 5+ years of restoration and rebuilding. I finished putting the interior pieces in place, wood, glovebox, trim, etc.
The car has always started right up and never stumbled. Of course now that I am ready to make the maiden voyage, it begins to misbehave.
It has a hard time starting and staying running without keeping my foot on the gas. I have replaced the ignition wires thinking that maybe the issue.
I have inspected the wires to the injectors and the cold start valve and they look a bit tired.
My question is what symptoms would I be having if the cold start valve would need replacing?
I plan on at least replacing the plugs for the injectors and cold start valve eventually this winer, but would like to enjoy the car prior to opening up that project.
70 280 SE/cab
72 280SE 4.5
80 280 SL
88 300 CE
95 E320 Cab
95 E320 Wagon
05 E55 Wagon
07 GL320 CDI