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> On Jun 11, 2015, at 10:12 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes <> 
> wrote:
> Having finally had enough, I caved and took the car in
> for a professional diagnosis.  The fuel system tested OK,
> and there _are_ vacuum leaks that will have to be dealt
> with.  The most amusing result was that one of my _new_
> Beru spark plug wires was open-circuit.  (Though I believe
> it was a short gap that would fire anyway, a bit.  The plug
> was not any different-looking than the rest.)
> I speculated, and cut open the plug end.  The 1K resistor
> was open-circuit.  I bridged it with a piece of iron wire,
> and taped it back together.  What a rickety POS now.  Still,
> the car was running better yesterday after this operation,
> more time will tell.  No way it'll hold up very long.
> So, where do I get _one_ screw-on (machine screw threads,
> not wood screw) Beru spark plug connector?  Or, barring
> that, _one_ new Beru spark plug wire?  Really don't want
> to part with the cash to get another entire set.
> I have some old Bosch connectors, but they're all wood-screw.
> (Hmm, I wonder if the Beru has a machine-screw end that I
> can see, but that _that_ bit has a wood screw that screws
> into the wire itself?  Still, it's working now.  I'd hate
> to take it apart again and make it worse, just trying to
> find out that detail.)
> -- Jim
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