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Date registered: Nov 2004
Vehicle: 1980 MB280ce
Location: US N.J.
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Proud new owner of a MB 280ce (currently unknown year)
Hi, Im the proud new owner of an (unknown year) mercedes benz 280ce. Its a long story on the details of the car but everythings in good working order and the cars fully loaded from what I see. Im getting it from my fathers friend who runs an autobody shop and has around 30 cars sitting in the back one of which was the mercedes I purchased. The only problem with the car is that the trans slips ocasionaly. It does slip just about everytime you drive it but the thing is hes allready got a replacement transmission for it ready for installation. The problem is....the installation, hes done jobs like this before on hundreds of domestic and imports but its just going to be alot of work and I would appretiate anyone who knows how to fix a slipping trans. In some cases ive heard its just a problem with the vacuum hoses or sensors. Any advice would save us alot of work and time. The cars condition is seriously completely restored and wed hate to tear it apart....just for the trans but obviously if it needs to be done it will be done but like I said any info at all on the subject will be much appretiated.
Other then that anyone have any tips on known problems with these cars?
Its got a 2.8L Inline 6cyl fuel injected DOHC (its a pretty nice engine)backwheel drive,4 speed auto, Im sure you know the rest.
Btw- The year of the car is Definatly newer then 1980, its got tons of options on it and a special wheel package and its probably the best model they had available. you name it its probably got it. The reason I cant figure out the year is as simple as me forgetting to ask everytime I go over there...thanks for your time. -Dan