new member- 86 560sl second timer - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-13-2009, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jul 2009
Location: Wakefield, RI
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
new member- 86 560sl second timer

Hi folks ! I just signed up for the forums and will soon be an owner of my second 560sl ( first was sold some years back ).
My new SL will be the same year ( 86 ) , same color ( red ), and same interior ( palomino ) as my first, so I guess I'm kinda partial to this combination.
I'm looking forward to being an active member of the forums. I'm not too technically inclined , but I learn fast and have time on my hands, being newly retired.
One question I would toss out for feedback from SL experts is what you would recommend to check out initially when I receive the car. I bought the car long distance, and it has exceptionally low mileage ( 22000 miles ). It appears to be in almost pristine shape, with just about everthing being original, except the tires being replaced a couple of years back. My first thought is to bring it to my Mercedes mechanic and have him check everything out, do an oil/filter change, and inspect the brakes. Previous owner indicated he gets some brake squeak, which might be that the original brake pads have hardened with age. Owner also indicated that O2 sensor light comes on intermittently, but they have never had it checked since the light doesn't stay on.
I'm open to any input more experienced owners may have.
Steve from RI
steve 86sl is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-13-2009, 04:49 PM
BenzWorld Elite
Date registered: Oct 2007
Vehicle: 2002 SLK 230 1986 560SL 2008 Honda CRV
Location: Rochester,NH USA
Posts: 3,664
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome to Benzworld
livefreeordie is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
first timer zup General Mercedes-Benz 0 01-15-2009 11:44 AM
New Member...1987 560SL jplinville R/C107 SL/SLC Class 10 10-01-2008 10:52 AM
New Old Timer SafeDrive General Mercedes-Benz 0 07-24-2008 04:42 PM
first timer.. asking question m0nkie General Mercedes-Benz 0 08-19-2005 12:40 AM
My timer went off! Michilein W163 M-Class 0 10-01-2004 07:35 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Title goes here

video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome