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#1 (permalink) Old 03-06-2009, 07:47 PM
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1990 190e flooding?

Hi guys...

Maybe you know the answer to this one.

She starts up great... can go down the road 3 miles, 10 miles maybe 30 miles...
but at a stop light she may stall, or if you turn her off,and try to start her 2 min later, she acts like she's flooded... sometimes even stopping the starter( sounding like bad timing) Oh, and won't start.

If I leave her sit for an hour or so, she'll start right back up (just like new).

Any Idea's ?


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That car is not very well related to the W210. I'll drop this over in the W201 forum. I'm sure that they can help you out much better over there.
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Without a little history, it could a large number of things.

Is there cream in the overflow tank? Was the motor ever broken down and restored? Are the fuel pump/fuel distributor original?

mileage?

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Sounds like a fuel system problem to me. Hard to diagnose without any more details.

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How many cylinders?

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Might be bad gas cap..breather plugged creating vaccuum instead of pressure in the tank...but that's only one possibility. Easy to check though...when it happens..release the gas cap..should have a puff of pressurized air escape..if it's a vaccuum hiss..then the cap may well be your problem
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first off, need a maintenance history, what has been replaced with in the last 10-50k???


1993 MB 190E 2.3 105k- its alive.. 1996 Volvo 855 GLT-R 350k still rolling
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Might be bad gas cap..breather plugged creating vaccuum instead of pressure in the tank...but that's only one possibility. Easy to check though...when it happens..release the gas cap..should have a puff of pressurized air escape..if it's a vaccuum hiss..then the cap may well be your problem
That's what I started to think after I posted that question... She has always hissed when I would pop the cap to refuel.

I haven't put any gas in the tank since Nov. 08... She's to clean to run in a Michigan Winter.

I'll pop the cap when she stalls again... If she starts.... Taaa Daaa.

Thanks!


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I'm told it was ordered with the interior from an upper class MB

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The first time I had it happen was on a 2.6...we have these little (for lack of a better term) sand spiders who love to build their nests in little holes...I have had them plug up all the pin holes for the branches on my artificial christmas tree, plug the carb fuel port on my weed wacker, and one lawn mower...so I assume they got the gas cap too...Had it happen twice over the years.

I never paid much attention previously, but had always thought that there was a little puff of pressure when releasing the gas cap...then stalled by the side of the road...as you describe....I released the gas cap and heard a vaccuum hiss...fortunately I was a block from a parts store, and they had a merecedes compatible cap...et voila....
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