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Just got my first benz... 1984 500 sel with 245,000 miles on the non-functional odometer.

She starts right up and runs great. It is an amazing experience to finally drive an amazingly engineered machine. Got her three days ago, and changed the rear break pads today. I am checking out a clunking sound, drivers side, front. It is not the control arm bushings, or tie rods.

Changed the oil and filter... found out reading this thread that the oil recommended by the parts house was wrong. I put Castrol 10w40 in... should have been 20w50. So, will change that ASAP.

a slight tapping... not quite a knocking sound from right front of engine. From reading here, I believe it is a lifter. No smoke, no leaks, no apparent oil consumption... but maybe a top end overhaul is in order someday soon.

Previous owner siliconed the sunroof shut instead of ordering a new seal. I removed that, and am ordering a new seal. I need to replace the driver's side window motor, and a/c blower motor.

Needs paint restoration to the top, trunk and hood. No rust anywhere. I love this car already.
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