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Hi all Benz owners

I just bought a 1990 500SL that used to belong to a very good friend that died of cancer 3 years ago. His widowed wife decided to sell it and I pounced on it. It's in great condition but it needs a lot of TLC. First items I have to fix is 2 leaks. One of the reasons I joined is I am hoping I will find valuable info to repairing the car mostly myself and the really hard things I will take to a proper mechanic. I am very good mechanically but I have only worked on Ford and GMs. This is my very first high end car and I must say I am very impressed with the quality.

#1 repair which I doubt will be hard once I know where exactly it is, is the fuel pressure regulator. I have to change the gasket.
#2 repair again should not be too hard for me is a valve cover gasket.

Can anyone assist with info on these 2 items?

Lastly and equally important is I want to change the sound system. The factory system is already gone and what is there, is well lets just say not even good enough for a Chevette. I want a nice system and I want to that myself as well, but I have no idea where to start. I want at least 500 watts and even learning to 1000 watts.

I hope to be on this site a lot since I have a lot to learn.

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