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1991 300TE 4Matic stalling

Hello all,

I'm brand new to the Mercedes world after buying a much-used '91 300TE 4Matic a week ago. I've always admired the W124s, I wanted some kind of 4wd wagon, and along came this generally decent looking car at what seemed a low price. I leapt in without doing proper research first and am now exploring the effects of my folly. Basics: This is a 204,000 mile car with unknown maintenance history. Definitely neglected for the past 13 months since previous owner got it. Ran beautifully on two test drives and a 100-mile trip home. Took it out for a brief spin last night; had driven 6-8 minutes when it died while turning a corner. Restarted, sputtering, after extended cranking. Died when I shifted into gear. Repeated this about 10 times. Would die at idle unless I held the revs up to 2000 or so. Finally I was able to get it moving, and the problem cleared up; it ran fine, including at idle, back to the house. (Naturally, this was my fiancee's introductory ride in the car...)

It "feels" like a fuel delivery issue to me (filter?), but I appeal to the experts. Thoughts, suggestions? (Anybody want a 300TE?) Thanks in advance!
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