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For Sale - 1991 420SEL

137,000, black/gray, nice body/interior, not running, many new parts. $575 Dallas, TX

I bought a 1991 black with gray interior 420SEL for $900 but it was not running and I was told by the previous owner that all it needed was a fuel distributor. Since it was parked at a shade tree type mechanic shop and he said that he could replace the fuel distributor for $300 if I supplied the fuel distributor, I figured that it would be okay for him to do it. Anyway I buy a used fuel distributor and take it to him. He installs it but now the starter dies. Ok, I go and get a starter and he installs it, still won’t start. This guy has no experience with Mercedes or diagnostic equipment so he’s struggling to figure it out. Next he thinks it’s the ECU. This was a giant pain to find the right one. I now have 2 extra ECU’s if anyone is interested. I finally get the right one and he installs it. Still nothing. He says it getting spark, fuel, has good compression but it wont stay running. He says that it will start for about 5-7 seconds and then die. After that it won’t even start for that 5-7 seconds. If you wait an hour or so it will do the same. He can’t go any further without the proper equipment and now I’m stuck with a $572 bill for a car that doesn’t run. I’m not willing to put anymore money in it so if you pay the bill you can have it.

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