1991 MERCEDES BENZ NEAR STALL STARTING UP FROM

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Engine Performance problem
1991 Other Mercedes Benz Models 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 91,000 miles

I have a 1991 Mercedes Benz 300SL. During the summer I experience a "near stall" when starting up from a stop sign or red light. The car sputters and nearly stalls when asked to move forward from an idle. This lasts about 5 seconds and then the engine seems to "catch" and takes off. This happens only when the ambient temperature is over about 80 degrees. Yes, it runs great in the winter!

I hope someone has some ideas. My dealer has none. Thanks!

CBJ625

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Friday, May 23rd, 2008 AT 11:16 AM

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Two things come to mind, first is the coolant temp sender can be out of range or the engine timing needs to be advanced. Please let me know.

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Monday, May 26th, 2008 AT 4:27 PM

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