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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-09-2009, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Took the plunge...

...and bought my first Benz. A 91 300 SEL that was posted for sale on this site as a matter of fact. It was a long distance purchase, so when it arrived by transport yesterday, it was the first time I'd actually seen it. But prior to buying it I did my due diligence and felt pretty comfortable that it would arrive as it was advertised. The only thing a little concerning is the odometer is not working. Based on service records provided, it hasn't been inoperable for very long though. The speedometer and all other instruments are working fine. Do the speedo and odometer have separate input feeds, or does one cable/wire provide the input for both. If the latter is the case, I suspect the problem is in the instrument cluster. But if there are separate inputs, there may be a problem with the one going to the odometer. Any insight on that would be greatly appreciated.

It was a one owner car that I purchased from the estate of the 83 year old woman who bought it new. (A used car buyer’s dream!) I’m looking forward to many happy miles. This thing is a tank that runs like a Swiss timepiece. For the price I paid, according to Kelly Blue Book, I could also have bought a 1996 Toyota Corolla in excellent condition, or an 11 year old Honda Civic. I’ll take the $60,000 MB thank you very much!

This is a great site!

Ralph in St. Paul

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Nice! I'm in the Twin Cities, maybe I'll see you rollin around.
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Welcome aboard, glad to have you.

Hop on over to the W126 sub forum and post some pictures and be prepared for a great welcome!!!

You made a wise choice, those six cylinder 300SE/SEL cars have a bulletproof engine, and the S class is the top of the line, and the cars were dedigned and engineered to a cost-no-object standard - by GERMANS!!!

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"I swear to god, it's like I live in a trailer of common sense, and stare out the window at a tornado of stupidity." >'='<
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