I have a 1984 500 SEC Euro version. Over the past few months it has not
started about once a week. The starter turns the engine over but it never
starts. Afterwards I can smell gasoline. Once this occurs the car usually
won't start again for several hours sometimes a day. I'm not sure if the
engine is getting too much gas, not enough gas, or if there is something
causing the spark plugs not to fire. Unfortunately this happens randomly so
I've never been able to make it happen when I take the car to my mechanic.
Other than when this happens, the car runs great, starts immediately and has
lots of power, etc. The problem does seem to occur more frequently during
wet, cool weather. Can anyone tell me of a potential cause of this problem?