My SDL has been off the road for nearly a year now. It's a shame... the magic is gone. I've tired of working on it.
-Engine is a Mercedes reman, made in 2001. 60k miles, it runs great and doesn't use much oil. I have to add about a quart over the 7500 mile change interval.
-Working odometer reads just over 220,000 miles.
-New AC compressor
-New AC condenser
-New delivery valve seals
-New front carrier bearing & u joint (u joint cups need to be tack welded in place - was going to be the last step of driveshaft repair which hasn't happened yet)
-Fantastic windshield (installed 20k miles ago)
-Great headlight lenses (NOS installed 20k miles ago)
-Just repaired rear brake line & hard fuel lines
-When last driven all HVAC vacuum pods work properly
-New Motorola AM/FM/CB power antenna installed, but not fully connected
-Transmission refreshed by WHunter 30k ago.
-New turbo installed 20k ago
-New sunroof tracks installed 30k ago
-AC system seems to be empty now
-Rust where caster arm brackets attach to the body. This area is still solid but needs attention ASAP.
-Rust bubbles starting to show in various places
-Badly rusted front fenders
-Front DS ball joint is a bit loose
-One of the radio amplifiers cuts out sometimes
-The CD changer decided it doesn't want to work anymore
-The cruise control has totally quit working
-The paint has started to fail on the roof and trunk lid.
Why the car is off the road:
There's a static balance issue with the driveshaft. Perhaps I didn't re-assemble it properly? Perhaps I bent one of the flanges? Perhaps the centering piece is bad?
Bonus parts that come with the car:
-New H&R springs
-New all aluminum radiator
-New OE brake pads
-New aftermarket rotors
-New front caster arm bushings (DS was just installed)
-Extra radio parts (amps, headunit, tuner, cd changer, original antenna)
-Random extra wiring and dash switches
-Good used headlight lenses
-Climate Control Manual
-Intro to Service Manual
I hate to see the car go, but I've just lost interest in working on it. The motor runs perfectly and the trans shifts OK.
Here are some pictures of the car from a couple years ago:
More photos here: compu85.homeip.net - /stuff/mbz/SDL/SDL-Sale/
you can email me at email@example.com
, or call/ text 313 355 oh oh eighty five. I really don't know what it's worth at this point and would mostly like to see it go to a good home. Contact me and let me know what you're thinking.