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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 09:27 AM
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You got a '79 450SL for $450. ???
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Sweet buy. IDK if the fuel injection systen is the same as my '81, but I would probably suggest buying a service manual and going through it cover to cover, IDK that I saw where you had written that the PO had the service records?

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You got a '79 450SL for $450. ???
A-hole.
Sweet buy. IDK if the fuel injection systen is the same as my '81, but I would probably suggest buying a service manual and going through it cover to cover, IDK that I saw where you had written that the PO had the service records?
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The paint is gone though and that is going to be a prrretty penny to correct. The interior is good maybe better than my 82 380SL. All the doors, trunk, hood lined up perfectly. The engine has only 101,XXX miles. I crawled underneath the car to work on the exhaust and found that the subframe has been retrofitted. I am terrifying of this matter since my 380SL sub-frame was broken coming off the freeway at 70+ MPH not too long ago. The PO said he has some papers but he has to find it. The car was sitting outside on his drive way neglected since 2003 and his garage was full of junk...SAD, SAD. But then again, if he had kept it inside, I would not have seen it to be able to purchase it at this good price. I am not betting on him finding any papers seeing the mess he kept in the garage. I am thinking of giving him an incentive of buying what ever papers he can find to motivate him finding them. You are right, I think the 80 & 81 450SL has different FD since the air filter housing is different that those earlier years.
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4.5Ls do not have the same parts in the later years as the earlier. For one, 1979 and the last year, 1980 are K Jetronic. Previous models used D Jetronic. With the airbox off, the P/N is on a plate on the side of the distro.
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I hate to disagree with BenzHacker, mainly because his knowledge is vast and he has contributed quite a bit to this forum.
The 450SL was CIS K-Jet beginning with the 1976 model year.
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I hate to disagree with BenzHacker, mainly because his knowledge is vast and he has contributed quite a bit to this forum.
The 450SL was CIS K-Jet beginning with the 1976 model year.
Synaptic failure on the year of production Rowdie, you are right. I stand corrected.
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