Date registered: Jun 2009
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Greetings. I own a 1985 300SL that I bought used (11k miles) in 1985 which now has 60K miles. It spends most of it's time just sitting. I have a fast idle problem with the car and recently the radio/power antenna quit working. I joined the forum in the hope of getting some insight from knowledgable members as to where to start troubleshooting.
I am a retired Navy Nuclear Power engineer with advanced degrees in Mechanical Engineering. I am passionate about aviation, automobiles, boats and motorcycles. I own several aircraft and fly commercially now as a Part 135 Charter pilot. In addition to the Mercedes, I own several interesting vehicles including a 2004 Z06 Corvette, two 1948 Chrysler Windsors, a Harley Davidson, and a Mastercraft ski boat. I live at Lake Anna in central Virginia and have built a hangar on the lake that I keep my 1947 Republic Seabee amphibian in as well as a fairly complete shop including a car lift. I work on my own machines but have to confess I know next to nothing about the Mercedes. I have ordered a shop manual which should help with my education, but if there are members close to the central Virginia area whom I could contact with questions, I would be most appreciative.
I look forward to meeting some of you,
Mineral (Lake Anna), Va