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R129 not starting

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by dunloyboy, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. dunloyboy

    dunloyboy New Member

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    Hi all, i have a 1991 500sl that is refusing to start.
    It was put away for winter and started when first time when removed from storage.
    the second start it refused to start instead to back fired loudly.
    it would then run for 5 seconds and die out.

    any help appreciated
     
  2. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    This will be condensation in the dizzy caps and under the rotor arm
     
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    rapide Senior Member

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    back firing 129

    HI televison, could you do the old trick of drilling a hole , say 2mm in the lower side of the cap to give it air! it used to work back in the old days when everything had caps and points etc it takes some skill, I did it to my 2 year old 240 jaguar in 1969 came out of the Ritz at blackpool ( yes they had a Ritz!once) and remember having to clean inside the cap to get the ruddy thing started with my posh bird and half the hotel looking on! never again, so back in surrey and out with the drill! never happened again! but lost the bird! still kept the car drove it to the south of france to cheer my self up! no bother! just a thought!
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    That could well work, I used to do such things :D:D


    Richard Moakes came up with a good product to stop this, its working well.
     
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    dunloyboy

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    Thanks guys condensation cleared and started first time.
    easy fixes are allways the best!:)
     

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