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Offline Michael Bonnar

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My Coil
« on: August 04, 2013, 06:25:56 PM »
Hello,
I have a question regarding my 1950 170S Cabriolet B. about 4 years ago I had the coil replaced because when I drove the vehicle for a while and tried to start it in about 30 minutes it would not start.
I was told the the reason was that the coil was too hot, after about 2.5 hours it started with no problem, well here I am with the new coils and it's happening again, just yesterday we took a nice drive, we let the vehicle set for about 2.5 hours and had no problem starting it, made another stop for about 1.5 hours and it would not start, found two nice gentleman to give me a push and popped the clutch and the car started right away.
I would like so input for those out there that are or have experienced the same problem and what was their solution? I was told to purchase a can of freon and if that ever happens again to spray the coil to cool it down!
Mike     

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Re: My Coil
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 12:48:21 AM »
Have you changed the condensor on the ignition distributor ? If not, it might be a good time to do so and you may find this solves the problem.

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Re: My Coil
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 09:50:36 AM »
When trying to do the hot start did the starter operate?
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Re: My Coil
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 07:27:22 PM »
I will try both, that the two of you very much!

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Re: My Coil
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 05:51:23 PM »
John,

I have to admit that I am not mechanical at all, I have owned this vehicle since 1994 and did not know that it had a hot start switch, where would I find this? I am going to have the condenser replaced!

Again thank you for your help!

Michael
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Re: My Coil
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2013, 06:42:05 PM »
When trying to do the hot start did the starter operate?

I think you dont understand John
When trying to do the hot start .
Did the starter operate?

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Re: My Coil
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2013, 07:46:40 PM »
Was the starter dead, or did it crank and the engine did not start?  I am curious because you said you were able to get a push start.

Trying to isolate your problem to the starter or the ignition system.  Doesn't seem to be a fuel problem (vapor lock).
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Re: My Coil
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2013, 05:31:58 PM »
John,

I apologize for not replaying to you sooner, the starter did it's job very well, very strong and the car still did not start, again for some reason if I let the car set for about 2 1/2 hours I have no problem starting it.

Thank you for you help!

Mike

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Re: My Coil
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2013, 06:11:08 PM »
I have the same problem with my 220 and it has the same type of fuel pump as 170
I will tomorrow replace the cork gasket with a rubber gasket and Loctite/Permatex.
Not to forget Permatex for the top screw to

I have installed a separate fuel filter in which I can see that the problem is lack of fuel after standing still with a warm engine.

If this will not work I will install a 6 Volt electric fuel pump.

Lars
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1967 250SE W111 Coupé
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