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Date registered: Sep 2012
Vehicle: 1990 420sel
Location: Ashburn, VA
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1990 420sel for sale in VA
I am selling my 1990 420sel which is in very good condition inside and out. Approximately 117,000 miles. This car is my daily driver so mileage will increase somewhat.
The engine was replaced a year from another 420sel with similar mileage. I had changed the timing belt on the old engine and within a few months, the the right side of the engine wasn’t getting oil even though pressure was registering normally. As a result the rod snapped and at least 2 of the valves are bent. I replaced the engine with one from 1989 420sel with 102K which was less mileage than on the vehicle at the time.
Other items replaced within the last year include new water pump, starter, both front brake calipers, idle control valve. I had the car tuned up recently and installed new wires, spark plugs, battery and O2 sensor.
The car generally runs well and the interior is in great shape for it's age with no rust and overall the body is very straight. However there are a few issues which I will be very honest about.
1) Rear bumper could use some touch up on the driver side. My own fault scraping my brothers car while backing out of the driveway.
2) Cruise control is flaky and engages inconsistently.
3) The driver side rear window will need a new regulator. The other 3 windows work fine.
4) The car has developed a slightly unsteady idle and there is knocking sound from the right side of the engine. Does not effect driveability but it's there. Had a shop check the chain and it does not seem to be the issue. Could be lifters or a stuck valve but just have not delved further as I have already put a lot of money into what was supposed to be an inexpensive second hand car.
I would love to get something in the mid 4K range to at least recover some of what I have put into it just over the last year but am open to offers.
Car is located in Ashburn, VA.
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