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Just got a 1984 500 SEL with 211,000 miles. Seems in good shape, leather, paint, mechanical, etc., but it starts very slowly. Have to hold starter motor 8 - 10 seconds (was told to keep foot off the gas) before it slowly grabs hold and I feed it some gas. Craps out a few seconds before clearing out and then runs well. This is either cold or hot engine. Previous owner said to change plugs and it would fix it. Runs very well on highway up to 5,000 or so rpms.

I think it's more of a flooding issue, just a guess, and maybe the injectors need testing/changing. I'm in So. Cal.

Any ideas?
 
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