Date registered: Dec 2015
Vehicle: 1983 380SL (us), Former owner: 1965 190Dc
Location: Near Zion National Park, Utah
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Coil Wire - I don't this is supposed to look like this.
I have had a couple of occasions where my little gem wouldn't start. I could bump the top of the coil and it would start.
I decided to go out today and get this corrected. This is what I found. It appears that the coil wire connector has corroded itself into the coil. Now I have the task of removing the wire contact and getting it all cleaned up and a new wire fashioned.
I'm not sure why I didn't use the new coil wire when I replaced all the spark plug wires. I'm hoping its still around. I'm surprised this one got by me when I was doing the various bit maintenance when I first bought her.
The main this is I'm getting her fixed now before she strands me some where.