Have a '96 C220 Elegance, anyone have a view on whether it is harmful to the engine to tap the accelerator lighty when starting the car? This is only because lately occasionally I find the benz a little wobbly on the start and giving it a little tap helps smooth the starting. Given the age, and with no particular pattern to the problem, remembering that with this model year the aircon is set to always come ON when the car is started (regardless of previous setting before switching the car off). Thus I feel the engine being taxed a little more than usual hence sometimes the revs drops very quickly after starting and one can hear the engine gulp! Any advise what could be causing this or should I just let it rest and continue with the light accel tapping? Thanks heaps guys.