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I've seen this before but had forgotten it.
It's quite good, although since it's being posted on a Mercedes site,
see if you can spot the glaring omission in the advice given.


Dear Walter,

I hope you can help me here. The other day, I set off for
work leaving my husband in the house watching the TV as
usual. I had driven just a few miles when the engine
conked out and the car shuddered to a halt. I walked back
home to get my husband's help. When I got home I couldn't
believe my eyes. He was in our bedroom with the neighbors'
daughter. I'm 32, my husband is 34, and the neighbors'
daughter is 22. We have been married for twelve years.

When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted that they
had been having an affair for the past six months. I told him
to stop or I'd leave him. He was let go from his job six months
ago and he says he has been feeling increasingly depressed
and worthless. I love him very much, but ever since I gave him
the ultimatum he has become increasingly distant. He won't go
to counseling and I'm afraid I can't get through to him any more.

Can you please help?

Sincerely, Sheila


Dear Sheila:

A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be
caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by
checking to see if any trouble codes have been stored in
the car's computer. If there are none, then check to see
that there is no debris in the fuel line and the fuel filter is
good. If those are okay, check the vacuum lines and hoses
on the intake manifold and EGR valve and it's a good idea to
also check all grounding wires. If none of these approaches
solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump is failing,
causing low delivery pressure to the injectors.

I hope this helps.

Surely A Large Human
35,725 Posts
I wonder if they've perfected the bowel transplant? You might see about getting on a waiting list. :D
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