Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 93 SL500, 95 SL320, 96 S320, 98 S500, 2002 E320 4Matic Wagon & A little 91 5.0 FORD Mustang
Location: Sacramento, California & El Dorado Hills, California, USA
Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Quoted: 1223 Post(s)
With any of these cars(no matter the engine) do not get one with the coffee/caramel/blue interior as they are obsolete-cannot buy interior parts in those colors.
With the 600's understand the "fan" on the clutch fan is no long made either, and for some funny reason I've replaced two. They crack on the M120's. They are made of magnesium. 93-95 M120 engine cars the MAF harness fails, and it is no longer made. The injector harness can be rebuilt, but a limited supply exist on those. By now most M120 cars (W140 too) will need the vacuum plumbing replaced under the intake as the plastic elbows crack-open, so one has to take the intake manifold, so you will need a intake manifold gasket set, but wait... You are "dam if you don't, and dam if you do" with the four knock sensors under the intake on the heads, so wise to spend the $800 or so on new knock sensors....
No aftermarket parts, so you tear a bumper cover you will pay dearly. Radiator will cost a mint too. One has to get the top hydraulic cylinder rams rebuilt because replacing them all may cost you $8k to $10k for new ones and they are good for 15 to 20 years...
You got to pay to play R129..
Watch out for those with mechanical injection cars-hard to fix. I would never get anything less than a 94(nothing with a mechanical odometer), but i would really stay with 97 and above, but now you run the risk of not getting key-fobs from the dealer, so get a car with the two key fobs ...
Last edited by MAVA; 12-05-2017 at 09:17 PM.