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1988 300 TE HAS BEEN SITTING FOR A YEAR!

I have just bought a 1988 300 TE 4-matic - my first MB - and I am looking for some advise.

The car is in fabulous condition, having recently been shipped to Canada from Germany and it has only 126,000 Km/78,000 Miles on it (that's right - 7,800 km per year!) It was fully serviced and all fluids were changed when it first arrived 11 months ago and has been garaged and not driven since then.

What precautions should I take for the first little while? An immediate oil change? Other fluids? Filters? RPM limits? Having never been responsible for putting an idle vehicle back on the road, I'm concerned about mechanicals stiffening up or requiring special attention.

I pick it up this weekend and can't wait to be a bona fide member of 'Benz World'.

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RE: 1988 300 TE HAS BEEN SITTING FOR A YEAR!

the first thing I would do is flush the brake system thru all calipers br.ake fluid naturally attracts moisture and withit is rust in the caliper and poof it sticks. also, under repeated hard braking, the water in the brake fluid will turn to steam and will greatly diminish the braking effert.then you need it the petal will go spongy and not stop you.did you put gas stablizer in the gas before you stored it?gas will brake down and turn to varnish and make for hard or impossable starting.pull the tires ,are the rotors rusty?the rotors come off easy so if there is rust, take a drill mounted disc sander or wire wheel and clean the brake surface. on the front calipers and the carrier the caliper rides on do not forget to use blue loctite or equivelent on the mounting bolts they can come loose thru heat and vibration.just on the bolts for the carrier not caliper.the rest is visual make sure the tailpipe is clear no mice. and go drive good luck
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