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Greetings,

Nem member from UK and Denmark (keep the car in Denmark for summer). I have an almost faultless 1990 R129. bar a few questions: On the datacard it has 2 colour numbers, both saying 735...Clearly the car is silver on the top, but the lower parts are darker and more satin, does anyone have the RAL colour code for the bumbers etc? I need to make a few touch-up's

Here's the data-sheet on the car based on the VIN lookup in Russia (http://mb.neoriginal.ru/):

VEHICLE TYPE: Car
MODEL NAME: 500 SL JAPAN
ENGINE: 119960 22 003457
TRANSMISSION: 722353 03 320177
BODY: 00183
ORDER NUMBER: 0940210211
LIGHTS: BOSCH BOSCH
WIPER: BOSCH 891215
INTERIOR COLOR: 271A
PAINTS: 735
735



Комплектация
241 FRONT SEAT LH ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE WITH MEMORY

242 FRONT SEAT RH ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE WITH MEMORY

341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS

461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND

565 REAR SEATS USED ON SL MODELS

580 AIR CONDITIONING

592 ALL-ROUND WD-GREEN GLASS,HEATED REAR WINDOW-VSG

600 HEADLAMPS - CLEANING EQUIPMENT

613 LAMP UNIT - ASSYMETRICAL, LH TRAFFIC

740 BLACK SOFT TOP FABRIC 9001

828 CATALYST COATING - DELETION

873 SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEATS

880 CLOSING SYSTEM WITH INFRARED REMOTE CONTROL


Looks like a Japanese import..

Secondly, the softtop will not close completely automatic..When it closes it doesn't lock properly at the front windscreen, and the closing cycle stops. I can help it by tightening the 2 Alan key adjusters in the windscreen bar with the special handkey from the toolset in the boot, but it should really work better. (It used to last year)..I have tried looking at the seals, rubbing them with some silicone etc. but they look fine. Also when the softtop retracts, sometimes one of the small arms does not fold properly back, and I have to slightly push it back by hand to enable the top to fold down properly. I have tried adjusting the elastic bands and loosing the screws slightly to help it, but no luck so far...

Besides I am very happy with the car now, I just had the engine replaced following a timing chain issue...A second hand replacement engine was shipped from UKI (Donnington) to Denmark in 3 days and local garage did the swithcover (took them a lot longer than they had estimated for the repair -it's a complex task) and now it runs like a new car - at a price below 2000 pounds...Is it required to inform the DVLA that I have a new engine fitted?

It will need a new exhaust at some point in time, any recommendations for Stainless steel exhausts? Does this car have a catalyst? In the datasheet from above it indicates catalyst deletion...

Hope someone can help point me to some of the answers, I have tried looking for threads to point me to the soft-top problem solving, but found none so far to fit the problem...

Many thanks

Henrik
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Welcome aboard Henrik.

You're most likely to find answers to your queries in the r129 section of this forum.

You seem to have a bad sensor located atop of your windscreen, that tells the latches to work when the top has closed.

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