Mercedes 380SL

mercedes-benz
sl-class

#1

I own a 1982 Mercedes 380SL. Fully restored with a new 8c engine put in about 3 years ago. My question is what can cause the car to die when put into drive? I was stopped at a traffic light when it stalled. I started it and it sounded fine until I put it into drive and it died. I had it towed and the mechanic said it runs fine. What can cause this?


#2

Suspect overvoltage protection (OVP) relay, idle air control (IAC) valve, fuel pressure regulator, and fuel pump relay, along with vacuum leaks.


#3

Thanks for the reply. It happened again yesterday so I will take it back in. I will mention the items you listed. Thanks!!
Jeri