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Date registered: Jun 2005
Vehicle: 98 SL500
Location: Edmond, OK
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I have been doing some interesting reading today. I have been looking over the service records of our car. I just wanted to see if any of the suggested repairs/maintenance they dealership suggested needed to be done. While doing that I came across some outrageous bills the previous owner threw down the plastic for. Also somewhat reassuring that these major repairs have been done, and hopefully won't need to be done again. I will start with these and then get your thoughts on repairs suggested with parts and labor. I am hoping some of them as noted above are DIY w help.
8-2000 at 70,845 the control unit was replaced........1,300 part
3-2000 at 61,000 the oiler tubes replaced.................699.00 parts/labor
under warranty re-dyed the door panel once and then ended up replacing
instrument panel replaced
Back of Drivers seat re-dyed and then replaced
It would be interesting to see prices of warranty work but all have n/c
Now for suggested repairs
Left tie rod assemply 1293300203- 98.00 plus 1hr labor plus alignment(doing for sure)
brakes all around but only rotors for the back. Front rotors where replaced at 61,000
Frt Upper Strut Mounts 1243200473 122.00 each 3.5hrs labor
Engine Mounts 1402402217 185.00 each 3.0hrs labor
Trans Mount 2202400218 52.00 .8hrs labor
Serp Belt 0119974592 78.00 1.2hrs labor. Replaced at 83,000 now at 94,000 is this needed?
Is there a reseal kit for my p/s pump? leaking a little not urgent
Spark Plus suggested but done at 61,000, does this need to be done? Also only eight needed and that what was replaced last time. I thought we had 16 total?
Coolant Flush suggested but done at 83,000 still needed?
gasket 1402770086 16.06
Filter 1402770095 19.40
ETF 001989210310 19.40 x 5
drain plug seal 1402710060 2.00 tranny service 1.5hr labor
Labor is approx 89.95 hr also
Looks like the car will be getting some of the paycheck this month. Other than replacing the the cylinders, this is the first time we have spent money on repairs. Not bad for owning over 2 years.
Your thoughts appreciated,
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