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My 88 mercedes 190e suddenly started running rough, and cutting out, then died. It started back up, ran fine, then sputtered and died again. Im visiting my brother in a very rainy area, my home climate is very dry, could this have something to do with it? Or does it sound more like bad fuel?

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Your fuel pump could well be giving up the ghost.Do you hear a uneven buzzing sound from the rear?
We also replace a lot of overvoltage protection relays.Also,on that baby Benz ,don't overlook the distributor cap or ignition wires with the high humidity.Replace them with Bosch if marginal.

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