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Congrats on your car! It looks great. A co-worker of mine has 1 similar to yours. He loves it. It's his daily driver & it gives him few problems. I think he has 241k on The Machine.
wow. 241K. Thats a lot. I have not done that much on either of my cars. wow.[:0]

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Yes, 241k. He asked me to guess how many miles he had on the car. I was off by about 40k...lol

He takes his car to the dealer for EVERYTHING. He plans on driving it until it won't drive anymore. I never rode in his car, but he says it rides really well.
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congrats on your 'new' car!!!

for colour chart of exteriors/interiors you can try the following link...

http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Flats/2188/SEC_ColourChart.jpg"

http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Flats/2188/ - takes a bit of time to load, but is a great site for w126 info :)

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Yes, 241k. He asked me to guess how many miles he had on the car. I was off by about 40k...lol

He takes his car to the dealer for EVERYTHING. He plans on driving it until it won't drive anymore. I never rode in his car, but he says it rides really well.
wow. he must really be getting ripped off. Does he know that hes getting ripped off? Its good that he tries to maintain his car well though.

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wow. he must really be getting ripped off. Does he know that hes getting ripped off? Its good that he tries to maintain his car well though.
I agree with you 100%, but he doesn't care. I told him about the mechanic I use for my Bimmer, a specialist who specializes in German vehicles. He insists on going to the "stealer." I don't bother him about it.
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wow. he must really be getting ripped off. Does he know that hes getting ripped off? Its good that he tries to maintain his car well though.
I agree with you 100%, but he doesn't care. I told him about the mechanic I use for my Bimmer, a specialist who specializes in German vehicles. He insists on going to the "stealer." I don't bother him about it.
o well. if i had the money to spend on going to the stealership, I would go too. They usually know what they are doing. And either way, they can do anything, cuz they are the manufacturer. But it really isnt necessary. [:D]

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Nice car man...I have a 300SEL that I will try to get some pictures of on here. Her name is Eva...230k and still running strong.

07 C280 4MATIC 80k Miles
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Here is the schedule I used when I bought and restored my 1990 420SEL. I hope it helps you. Here's hoping you keep your MB forever, I know I will. Good luck!

1. Replace ALL fluids (even diff.).
2. Replace ALL BELTS and hoses.
3. Check ALL fuses.
4. Check ALL interior and exterior light bulbs.
5. Replace any cracked exterior light lenses.
6. Replace worn floor mats. It will make your interior look new.
7. Replace grey front grill with new one. Pretty cheap!
8. Clean first, then ARMOUR ALL complete interior.
9. Wash outside of car thoroughly, ARMOUR ALL tires. Use Nu Finish protectant on all exterior painted surfaces. (Consumer Reports rated Nu Finish #1). Repeat twice for complete protection.
10. Check all door locks, fuel door, and trunk for vaccum locking with key.
11. Check sunroof operation.
12. Engine and trans restoration last since almost everything else is pretty cheap to make perfect.
13. I got front sheepskin seat covers (grey). Super comfortable!
14. New Alpine CD/radio, small amp, new speakers.
15. I got an entire engine (top and bottom) overhaul.
with a new overhauled tran.
16. Replace tires with Good Year (speed rated) original size.
17. Have alloy rims polished to new spec.
18. Replace bad glass, especially front wind shield because of sand or rock pitted surfaces. Install tinting (I used Huper Optik).
19. Finally, body work must be perfect (dings repaired) then repaint, preferably original color, but ALWAYS an MB color for your model and year.

I omitted a few of things that I forgot about on my list - check brake pads and caliper/disc wear (just to keep in the back of your mind for future maintainance). Check shocks - I needed two, so I decided to go ahead and replace all four. Check electric windows/antenna - most of the time it's just the switch, not the motor. Check air conditioning performance - most cars need a new compressor/dryer every four to five years (depends on use).

(optional):

Buy chrome mirror backs for outside mirrors.
Buy chrome fender trim. These "S Class" saloons were known for their chrome accents. Go with it... I did!

You have a beautiful car, enjoy! [:)]

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Here is the schedule I used when I bought and restored my 1990 420SEL. I hope it helps you. Here's hoping you keep your MB forever, I know I will. Good luck!

1. Replace ALL fluids (even diff.).
2. Replace ALL BELTS and hoses.
3. Check ALL fuses.
4. Check ALL interior and exterior light bulbs.
5. Replace any cracked exterior light lenses.
6. Replace worn floor mats. It will make your interior look new.
7. Replace grey front grill with new one. Pretty cheap!
8. Clean first, then ARMOUR ALL complete interior.
9. Wash outside of car thoroughly, ARMOUR ALL tires. Use Nu Finish protectant on all exterior painted surfaces. (Consumer Reports rated Nu Finish #1). Repeat twice for complete protection.
10. Check all door locks, fuel door, and trunk for vaccum locking with key.
11. Check sunroof operation.
12. Engine and trans restoration last since almost everything else is pretty cheap to make perfect.
13. I got front sheepskin seat covers (grey). Super comfortable!
14. New Alpine CD/radio, small amp, new speakers.
15. I got an entire engine (top and bottom) overhaul.
with a new overhauled tran.
16. Replace tires with Good Year (speed rated) original size.
17. Have alloy rims polished to new spec.
18. Replace bad glass, especially front wind shield because of sand or rock pitted surfaces. Install tinting (I used Huper Optik).
19. Finally, body work must be perfect (dings repaired) then repaint, preferably original color, but ALWAYS an MB color for your model and year.

I omitted a few of things that I forgot about on my list - check brake pads and caliper/disc wear (just to keep in the back of your mind for future maintainance). Check shocks - I needed two, so I decided to go ahead and replace all four. Check electric windows/antenna - most of the time it's just the switch, not the motor. Check air conditioning performance - most cars need a new compressor/dryer every four to five years (depends on use).

(optional):

Buy chrome mirror backs for outside mirrors.
Buy chrome fender trim. These "S Class" saloons were known for their chrome accents. Go with it... I did!

You have a beautiful car, enjoy! [:)]
wow. That is quite a big list. here is a pic of the crome fender accents that Starcar is talking about. I saw a w126 today, and had my camera on, and so i took a pic of it.
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