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  1. Sold my 1997 SL500 today

    R129 SL-Class
    All, I sold my beautiful 1997 SL500 today, so I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who helped make my ownership of this car a very pleasant experience. Due to everyone sharing their knowledge and experience the maintenance of the car was not difficult and expenses were kept at a reasonable...
  2. 2016 Spring Meet @Stage House. RESCHEDULED 06/12/2016

    R129 SL-Class
    I have a 2 hour drive to get there tomorrow and then I have a meeting in Enola (west of Harrisburg, PA) at 6:30pm, then home; about a 4 hour drive home so I'm looking pretty doubtful for tomorrow. That's 6 hours of driving in the rain, doesn't seem like much fun. I can do next Sunday. I am...
  3. What did you do to your Roadster today?

    R129 SL-Class
    I replaced the plastic piece that covers the antenna hole on the back fender. $20 part from the MB dealer. So I took this picture to show you guys. It looks wierd, like the plastic cover is photoshopped onto a background. Actually, I washed, clayed, and waxed my car with black spray on wax...
  4. What did you do to your Roadster today?

    R129 SL-Class
    Center Console Lift I got an aftermarket part made by the same company that makes the Mercedes part, Stabilus. Part number -SG403030 Lots of companies make lift supports and you can find them for less than the Stabilus part, but for a few dollars more why not put original type part back on.
  5. What did you do to your Roadster today?

    R129 SL-Class
    Damn I'm on a roll today. Replaced the front speakers earlier this afternoon. Now I just got done replacing the lift support for the center counsel. Another easy job, 4 screws, lift up the cover and frame up about 5 inches. Slide off two retaining clips and install the new lift. I...
  6. What did you do to your Roadster today?

    R129 SL-Class
    Hey Pete, I got the replacement Bose for $60 each directly from Bose. It was an easy fix, they went right in and sound good.
  7. What did you do to your Roadster today?

    R129 SL-Class
    This afternoon I replaced the large front door Bose speakers in my '97. It was pretty easy and took about an hour to do both sides. I just followed the direction in the link "Bose door speakers". One screw to take off the speaker cover and 4 screws to remove the speaker. My speakers were...
  8. 2016 Spring Meet @Stage House. RESCHEDULED 06/12/2016

    R129 SL-Class
    Hey Pete and gang, count me in. Put another black sl on the list. Darryl
  9. What did you do to your Roadster today?

    R129 SL-Class
    I got the mirror glass from parts geek.com for $185 US. Part number 210-810-01-21. The drivers side mirror is the expensive side since it adto-dimmed.
  10. What did you do to your Roadster today?

    R129 SL-Class
    I replaced the driver's side mirror glass today. Not sure what happened to it. The mirror turned to a copper tint and the reflection was showing double. The auto dimming wires were still attached to the mirror but were corroaded and fell apart when I removed the old glass. Easy 10 minute fix...
  11. Speedometer Needle bouncing around

    R129 SL-Class
    My speedometer needle keeps bouncing around. It will jump up 20 miles per hour while cruising and doesn't always reset to zero when I stop. I checked around the forums and found the likely cause is a stretched or unlubricated cable in a variety of Mercedes models and years. However, my car...
  12. Random Pictures

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    Of course you are right, the Jag's engine is art as well as a great engine. It is entertaining just looking at it. The Nissan on the other hand is simply (in a complex way) a great functioning engine, fit into smallest aerodynamically space possible. To me both are worthy cars, though in...
  13. Random Pictures

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    More modern engine candy Not as nice as the Jag, but still a nice engine, though no room to work under the hood.
  14. Random Pictures

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    Whats going on here? Adults playing with crayons or kids drinking to-kill-ya?
  15. Random Pictures

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    Last evening and today....
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