w126 cuts out after ignition...

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monkeyson

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Can anyone help please?

I tried to start my w126 420 sel this morning and although it turned over adn "caught", the engine then cut out immediately before I could rev it or change gear or anything.

I've had the car for 8 months now, trouble free, and it had a full service a month ago.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Many thanks

MS
 

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With all of this rain and damp weather, I would check the dizzy cap and rotor arm for tracking
 
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Thanks will do.

Seem to remember garage mentioned dizzy cap screws rusted in. Getting the feeling this might hurt...
 

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Or the fuel pump relay.
 

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Dont think this one has a ballast as its a 420. Could be wrong. :)
 

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The fuel pump relay can be dodgy take it out and bridge pins 7 and 8 and see in it keeps running

I fixed 2 last month
 

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