Acquired from Nowhereman in Melbourne, original thread HERE
Early 1992 Black over beige/tan interior.
No catalytic converters from factory.
Evaporator replaced. This is a major plus with this car.
Crank case breather is not leaking.
No oil leaks to worry about, nothing drips, just some seepage from steering box and from timing chain covers.
Trans is dry, responds to manual shifts nice and quick.
Engine cooling system is 100%.
Interior is 100% functioning.
Brand new headlights and front indicators.
Upper harness has been replaced.
Self-close is all working.
Front upper and lower control arm bushes have been replaced.
Black! I've always wanted a black W140. OK it's blue-black, but much easier to keep clean than obsidian.
Car came with lots and lots of spares and new parts.
It was free to a good home, can't really complain about the price.
The Bad, but keep in mind I thoroughly went over this car when I got it back:
Will require some paintless dent removal on the doors and trunk plus paintwork.
Engine will possibly need one or more lifters replaced. (new replacement parts supplied). I will know more after I fix MAF wiring and run the engine more.
MAF wiring is in need of replacement as insulation is all cracking off. (seems to run rich)
Was going into ASR limp mode but cleaning ABS/wheel speed sensors seems to have fixed that for now.
I'm guessing the ETAs have not had the wiring replaced but not causing problems yet.
Engine oil pressure sender wiring needs fixing.
Seat leathers need replacing. (spare good front seats supplied with car).
Ignition key/switch requires addressing. (parts supplied).
Noisy fuel pump. (new replacement supplied).
It's pulling trans fluid up a vacuum line so new shifter diaphram on trans is needed.
Needs front shocks and swaybar links. (new swaybar links supplied).
Have not looked at rear suspension yet, might need some bushes replaced, which are supplied anyway.
Plan is to fix MAF wiring 1st then run the car more to work out if I need to replace any hydraulic lifters.