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Just Bought A '94 S500 with 126,000 miles

Does anybody have any suggestions of what to look out for with these cars? Im an avid W123 guy, so I dont know a whole lot about these, just love the style. Thanks in advance for any input! Dylan


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blower motor does'nt work for interior climate control. anybody have one for cheap, let me know. Thanks
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You really have to look out for a lot on these cars.. Did you have a PPI done before you purchased the car? Did your car come with a full service history? If not you are really taking a gamble especially since this is your first W140.

Unfortunately the people who don't know a lot about W140s and only buy them for their style are going to be in for a rude awakening most of the time... Especially the 92-94 model years with the biodegradable wiring harness issue...(that's the biggest issue for you right now) Check out the W140 section of the forum for details.

If you find the right W140 you will be a very happy Mercedes owner.. The wrong one will make you a miserable person until the day you sell it. I used to have a lemon W140 a few years ago and life was not good at all... My current one is my pride and joy.
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Im not sure what a ppi is, but no. The service records are impeccable up to 102,500. The last 18,000 miles im assuming the guy didnt do anything maintenance wise. It isn't wanting to go into reverse. Trans fluid is brown. Im going to drop the trans pan and change the filter, with new fluid and Lucas Trans additive. Also changing the oil right away, it is black. Im going to put Lucas Oil Stabilizer in as well. The engine from cold start idles properly, but with a slowly wavering whirring sound. Should I be worried about timing chain or camshaft replacement? :\ Thanks for the info

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