Hi. Just joining the forum. Maybe you can help me out with a little problem. My mechanic is not certain what to do... I am not a troubleshooter - just a driver. Thanks.
Car: E300TD 167,000 miles
Problem: Late fall cool morning power loss. 40F to 50F outside temperature at start. The car starts fine (no issues at all). Idle is fine. After driving about 1/4 mile the car burns very rich (exhaust cloud) and loses power almost cutting out entirely on a slight incline. Engine temperature is 40 to 60 during the problem. At 80, after 4 or 5 miles the car runs perfectly fine as expected.
Condition: The car is maintained to factory suggested A/B maintenance schedule by non-MB mechanic familiar with MB cars. No active codes showing any issues.
What would you suggest? It is approaching winter in the NE and I am getting concerned (worried).