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post #71 of 74 (permalink) Old 11-18-2015, 06:50 PM
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Good experience at Continental Auto

Hi - had a very good experience at Continental Auto. They replaced the ADS cells on my 1991 500SL and got her ready for her winter nap. Really knowledgable and very professional. Bill was reasonable too. Thought I would share the good news.
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post #72 of 74 (permalink) Old 12-12-2015, 10:52 PM
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Hi, I have an opportunity to purchase 560 SL with 110,000 kilometers. It is a one owner car. We looked at it today and took it for a test drive. It ran very smoothly, not rought at all. We couldn't drive far as we are in Calgary and as the car has not been driven in the winter, it only has summer tires on it. The interior is in very good condition. We noticed a few things that I have concerns about. On the bottom corner of the doors, there is very slight rust appearing and when I say slight, you really have to look hard to see it. Also, when we drove it and then stopped the vehicle, we could smell oil. Can someone let me know if the rust is serious and if it can be fixed and if so, is it costly? What about the burning oil smell? I am new to this forum and also with the Mercedes but I have always liked the SL's, especially the 560's. I want one that is in good condition and since I have been looking for one for a few years now, this one seems to be the best one that I've come across. It has been maintained by a reputable dealership in Calgary. What price do you think is reasonable to pay for this car today? I have not had a mechanical inspection yet but I am hoping to be able to speak with the dealership in a few days about the history of the car and take it from there. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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I have a 560 as well and it has always had a bit of an oil smell to it when I turn it off. It also leaks a bit but, I'd been told that, since they're only driven in summer, the seals get hard over time and some oil burning smell and a drip or two is pretty much "normal". The crankcase holds 8 litres so you can be assured you're not going to run low on oil if you're only driving it in summer. As for the rust, that's a whole different story.
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post #74 of 74 (permalink) Old 05-07-2016, 11:28 PM
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Do you guys know a shop in Calgary that would have Star Diagnostic System? I would like to get Teleaid and Comand disabled.
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