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Date registered: Jun 2013
Vehicle: 1995 E320 Cabriolet on wish list
Location: San Diego, CA
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Hi from San Diego, CA
I am new to the BenzWorld forum. It's great to see such a collection of knowledge and expertise!
I have a 1995 E320 W124 Cabriolet. What a SWEET convertible.
Two present issues:
1.) Very heavy throttle. I've also driven several 450SL and 560 SL's, and they also had this issue, I'm wondering if it were designed this way. Have to press the accelerator a lot harder than I'm used to, to get the car to move forward. Though once it starts, it's nice, smooth, and powerful. Maybe all MBs are this way, and I just have to get used to it? I wouldn't mind going in and cleaning out the entire throttle linkage, lubing it, and maybe even putting a counter-spring on it to lessen the pedal force. Can this be done? Where can I find diagrams of the throttle pedal linkage?
2.) Seats are showing their age. They are Parchment color. I would like to reupholster them (not just seat covers but real upholstery). I've reupholstered a few other cars, but not a MB. Is there a good upholstery vender you all can recommend? Maybe just front seats (with headrests), or maybe front and back both. And possibly new seat pads, depending on what I find when I open them up.