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That thought has occured to me and Ike already but for the time being we're playing along since it's a good topic overall.
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Some useful advise

W116's are not worth a lot of money, put it back on Ebay and buy another one.

From reading your initial post about oil leaks and metric wrenches , it's pretty that you know nothing about German cars and neither does your mechanic (no offense). Trying to perform some sort of conversion is going to get you in more trouble then you are now.

What W116 model is it? Is it rust free? It may be worth something to someone in the UK, Australia, South Africa or the far east.

Good luck and try to cut your losses before you dig yourself a bigger hole.
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I buy a car from Ebay only later to find it is RHD which now stands for Right Hand Drive. Then I find out there is no conversion kit to make it normal. Whenever I drive the car it leaks oil like a sieve and there is no such thing as customer support when I call Mercedes-Benz. I go out to the garage to try and tighten it up a little and I find out this bitch only uses metric size tools not the normal American Standard. I hope anyone who wants to buy one of these things runs from it.
Hahaha. Hilarious! Just what IS modern day MB customer support supposed to say about a 30 year old right hand drive car, anyway? "Good luck with that, sir." "It turns out RHD NOW stands for Right Hand Drive." Lots of love! Yes. ==, hopefully this is a brilliant(?) joke.

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Probably easier to move to England than to convert it anyway...

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Probably easier to move to England than to convert it anyway...
Yeah that's it. I get accused of insulting everyone when all I asked for were some professional opinions and I get shitty replies like the above. It's all one big joke and funfest while I am stuck with this bitch. Want to know what I think I'll do with it? Get some white shoe polish and write "Best Offer" and park in on a curb. Then maybe I'll follow the advice given and call Cadillac for a fine motor car experience which is what I was after anyway.
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Precisely, if it was so easy I would be shipping over Skyline GTR's.

But with enough money anything is possible but it's a 280SE, having RHD in the US would be quite a novelty. Parallel parking is a snap!


Look if I had wanted a novelty I would have bought a pair of fuzzy dice to hang from the rear view mirror. I asked for advice because I thought I would love this car but it is a nest of problems. I thought there would be a few people here that knew how to iron them out. Since I can't get that here could someone provide the Email or address to Mercedes-Benz customer complaints so I can tell them what I think of their car.


This is where you started insulting when everyone was trying to help you figure out a solution to your dilemma.
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Then maybe I'll follow the advice given and call Cadillac for a fine motor car experience which is what I was after anyway.
Go buy a Caddy, and see-ya later!
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Yeah that's it. I get accused of insulting everyone when all I asked for were some professional opinions and I get shitty replies like the above. It's all one big joke and funfest while I am stuck with this bitch. Want to know what I think I'll do with it? Get some white shoe polish and write "Best Offer" and park in on a curb. Then maybe I'll follow the advice given and call Cadillac for a fine motor car experience which is what I was after anyway.
you asked for opinions and people told you exactly what was necessary to swap to a lhd car. bottom line is you got ripped off and somehow that is MB and our fault. I guarantee you that a thirty year old cadillac will not meet the quality of the benz. It's really unfortunate that you got screwed on ebay, but instead of throwing insults maybe you should of listened. Everyone on this forum is extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. I really hope you get rid of the benz because I'm tired of reading you b*tch about everything.
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I really hope you get rid of the benz .
That makes two of us.
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