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Fewster

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Hi everyone,
Advice please. Done nearly 100k miles in our 1999 SL320 and we love her. Just have an issue with the ignition cutting out at certain times (sometimes in the most inconvenient of places!). All parts that could potentially cause the problem have been replaced (Crankcase position sensor etc,) but, she still has the issue. The problem does not automatically cure itself by restarting the engine. You may go up to 10 minutes with the hazards on before she suddenly bursts back into life. The car is regularly serviced at an experienced MB garage (20 miles away as the level of service we receive is excellent) and the engineers are always on their toes when she goes in for service (will she?, won’t she?). I was wondering if any other Super Liecht owners have had a similar problem?
 

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Welcome - where are you based because we might know someone you can take it to for a second opinion and fresh pair of eyes.
 

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R171 SLK280, Smart R451, Land Rover 110 County SW, 997 C2S, R1250 GSA TE 40th, CBR600FP
Hello and welcome

You don't have a lot of keys on your keyring do you?
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum :)
 
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Fewster

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Welcome - where are you based because we might know someone you can take it to for a second opinion and fresh pair of eyes.
Thank you. Benfleet, Essex.
 

LostKiwi

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'93 500SL-32, '01 W210 Estate E240 (RIP), 02 R230 SL500, 04 Smart Roadster Coupe, 11 R350CDi
Had it had the codes read on Star yet?
 

worldbiker

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1996 SL320
Hi Fewster and welcome to the community. I also have an SL320 (1997) which, strangely, also cuts out for no apparent reason. This usually happens when I'm either just leaving home or pulling up at a set of lights not long after setting off. The engine stops, dashboard lights up and then, within a second or two, starts again. I've had it checked, like you, and Star diagnosed but no fault codes come up. So if you ever find a reason please let me know.
 
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Fewster

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Hello and welcome

You don't have a lot of keys on your keyring do you?
Never thought of that but no not on this car just two keys.
 

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2002 SL55 AMG, 2005 E320 CDi, 2014 SLK250 CDi, 2003 SLK200
Hello and welcome........I'm a star, well I think I am.................:oops:
 

Blobcat

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Fewster

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Welcome - where are you based because we might know someone you can take it to for a second opinion and fresh pair of eyes.
Thank you appreciate that we are in Benfleet, Essex.
 

Wighty

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W211/E320cdi/2009 and CLK200k 2009
Thank you appreciate that we are in Benfleet, Essex.
It’s a fair drive , but Alex Crow in Stowmarket , Suffolk is an experienced Independent specialist for a second opinion .
Which MB have you been using ? Waterhouse ?
 

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