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Bad starting and missfiring - 1984 Mercedes-Benz 190

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  • boyng1 Jul 18, 2008

    my car has a rough idling and it idles up when it's hot. is there a simple adjustment i can do with the carb. i have a 1983 190e w201 benz. thanks. boyng1.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    engine starts but compression not taking right place it coms in inletmanifold

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Adjust ignition timing. Standard should be 5 degrees BTDC. You could do this by slightly moving distributor cap clockwise or counter clockwise, depending on current state of timing. Do this with engine turned off to ensure no electrical charge skips towards you. There's an allen screw that you'll need to loosen. This tightens the position of the distributor to the base. Tighten after each slight movement of the distributor. Run the car and spot performance improvements or otherwise after each adjustment. A bosch tune up equipment could be used for this , but without that, you could do via manual method shared above. Otherwise, also check ignition wires for any frayed parts of if electrical charge given out by each is of same level.

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