My 560SEC has stopped on the road and refused to start or refused to start
after being parked for a few minutes. I always keep my foot off the gas
pedal when starting as per instructions for late model American cars.
Reading the Mercedes owners manual, I learned that the instuctions for
starting a hot engine suggest slowly depressing the gas pedal when starting
if it does not start easily.
I tried letting the car idle for 20 minutes or so until it was good and hot
and was successful at starting by depressing the gas pedal. The idle is
rough, though, when the engine is hot. Would this be the "idle control
The nearest Mercedes dealer is many miles from my home. I would love to find
an expert Mercedes mechanic in the Northern Anne Arundel County, Maryland