So I fell in love with the 300SE - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-24-2012, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: May 2012
Location: San Angelo, TX
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
So I fell in love with the 300SE

I'm not a Mercedes owner yet, but I've been looking for a while. I finally saw an ad for a 1991 300SE with 70k miles on it. I stopped and looked at her today and she is beautiful inside and out. The problems I saw on the interior was the rear window control sticks, but does work and the AC isn't blowing ice cold air.

The guy who has it for sale said it bought it from a friend who got it for his dad who died the day after he bought it. The current owner had to read the manual to know how to do everything including starting the car. When he did start it, he had to hit the gas a couple of times to keep it running. Could this be just from sitting?

These are the only things I noticed, but I'm not a pro and will have it inspected before I purchase.

I did run an Autocheck, and it checked out fine there.

Are there things I should look out for particularly for this car? I'm green and have:
A. Never owned a Mercedes (but lusted all of my life!)
B. Am not a DIY gal.
Steinway is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-24-2012, 03:34 PM
BenzWorld Member
marky0's Avatar
Date registered: Apr 2012
Vehicle: 1988 W124 4-speed manual 200D
Location: Hungary
Posts: 52
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I had this exact problem a couple of months ago on my 88' 200D.

After examining, i have found that the pre-filter on the fuel line next to the engine was cracked (since its plastic).
So it was leaking and letting air in the system, which resulted in that "keep hitting the gas to keep it running" problem, since the engine was getting air bubbly fuel.
Just replaced it with a new one (about 2$ fix).

It could be something similiar in your case too

Just my cents,
marky0 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-24-2012, 09:30 PM
Outstanding Contributor
eric242340's Avatar
Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: Zotye Auto 1.5T T600 2016
Location: The wild west of the Far East
Posts: 52,616
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 312 Post(s)
Welcome to Benzworld, you will get a lot more replies if you post your question on the car specific forum, here is a link to the forum for this car;

W140 S-Class - - Mercedes-Benz Discussion Forum


People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf - George Orwell
eric242340 is online now  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: May 2012
Location: San Angelo, TX
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Thanks for the welcome! I will try the other forum.
Steinway 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
Fell in love with my ml55 iCross W163 M-Class 12 09-01-2010 06:22 AM
Fell Back in Love with my car BUT! E420Nick W210 E-Class 8 12-16-2008 05:43 PM
JUST FELL IN LOVE clj175 W201 190-Class 24 11-03-2008 03:35 PM
Fell in love with CL Tbilisi79 W140 S-Class 1 01-04-2007 05:56 PM
I fell in love again today... jmejonesslk55owner R171 SLK-Class 12 06-18-2006 05:49 PM

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