Hi all, I've been lurking around this forum for some time now, gaining all important knowledge from other posters. Thought it was about time posted something of my own!
I purchased this W108 around a year ago from a private collector. He was an older gentleman, who had about 10 Mercedes that he had collected over the years. Unfortunately he had been battling with terminal leukemia for some time, and was selling his collection to fund treatment.
I bought one of his W108's sight unseen, while I was working overseas. I had it transported to my home town, and stored for 4 months before eventually moving home to New Zealand, and taking a first look at what I had bought.
This was my first glimpse, was pretty dusty but looked in reasonable shape.
I was told that it ran and drove, however upon putting a new battery in, it wouldn't start. So the next thing to address was fuel. I figured the fuel had probably been sitting for a while, so I dropped the fuel tank, got a new fuel filter (genuine of course), and a bunch of new fuel lines. Also changed the oil, and gave the spark plugs a good clean up.
Note the gunk all over the diff....
Added some new high octane fuel, and some injector cleaner additive.
Started up first pop, good oil pressure, no smoke or strange noises. Very pleased