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New MB 420SEL owner in AZ

My first. Maybe a midlife crisis, but I've always wanted one, just never in the position to own one.

I've been reading all the old posts, and the sticky's, trying to become familiar with the vehicle. It's an 87, with 130k miles on it. Paint's fading, the leather is a little cracked in some places, but what character that car has!
Over the next few years, I want to gradually bring it back to all of it's glory, and I am looking forward to being able to reference posts from here, and also let you know what I've done, and what I plan to do. I want to keep this car till, well, you know.
I ordered a OVP, an EHA, an O2 Sensor, and some spare ceramic fuses over the weekend. So, next weekend I can have them to install. It was starting, idling roughly, and then would stall after you took it out on the road. Wouldn't restart. Leave it alone for 30, and it started again. So, I went with fuel regulation as an issue to address first. Hence the parts ordered on ebay. I took the air filter off, and it was wet by the EHA.
I'll try and remember to get a photo file going. Everyone have a great day!

Greg in AZ
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