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Re: thanks and one more question

Could be just the normal build-up of "varnish" which eventually causes
the injector spray patterns to deteriorate.  Try running a few tanks
of Chevron gas or add the Chevron fuel additive (Pro-Guard???) that has 
Techroline in it.  Costco carries it, and it is a lot cheaper than
an unnecessary visit to the mechanic... 


> Hi,
> Just a note to say thanks to all those that posted tips on
> the "fluctuating speedometer" problem and instrument cluster
> removal.  Following your very helpful suggestions, I took
> the instrument cluster apart this weekend.  I didn't find
> anything obvious, but did disconnect each connector and
> cleaned the pins as best as I could.
> So far, I haven't seen the speedometer act up yet so perhaps
> this fixed it (I'll see soon enough since the summer is quickly
> coming to an end :-( )
> Now, that I've taken care of this, I was wondering if anyone
> has some suggestions regarding the following problem regarding
> my '89 200:
>   The symptoms are basically that the engine needs about
>   3-5 seconds of cranking before starting.  (I remember
>   that my '83 5000s non-turbo car started up after one or two
>   cranks)  This happens everytime the engine has been off
>   for more than, say 1/2 hour or more.  What I mean is
>   that once started, even if I turn off the engine right away,
>   it will then start right away.  However, if after starting
>   I turn off the engine and let it sit for more than 20-30 mins,
>   the hard-to-start behavior comes back.  This sounds to me
>   like a fuel-injection problem but I'd like to get some ideas
>   from the net.  (I did take the car to a fairly reliable mechanic
>   who supposedly did a fuel-pressure test but did not find
>   anything unusual)  Also, this problem doesn't seem related
>   to the weather as it happens all year 'round.
> Thanks in advance,
> Tony Lee