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  1. Scanner for a 1998 R129?

    R129 SL-Class
    Has the CS-1000 been mentioned? http://www.mercedes.gen.in/Downloads/cs1000_mb.pdf
  2. Scanner for a 1998 R129?

    R129 SL-Class
    Opps.. Sorry I meant the 7.4 my bad.. Carsoft 7.4 MCU K-Line Controlled Multiplexer Interface For Mercedes-Benz If you have a Mercedes W208 CLK 1998-2002 and W210 E-Class 1996-2002, you should really consider this scanner. It comes with the 38-pin connector. iCarsoft and most scanners on this...
  3. Scanner for a 1998 R129?

    R129 SL-Class
    Sorry it was the iCarsoft 7.4 that was rec. not the i980 10 Best Diagnostic Scanners Mercedes-Benz http://www.mercedesmedic.com/best-obd-2-can-scanners-for-car-diagnostics/ /ignore You want a "iCarsoft Genuine Mercedes Benz I980 Professional" which from my understanding is the recommend model...
  4. Which SL 500 Model Year to choose (95,97,99)

    R129 SL-Class
    I would have thought the same thing, but a no reserve auction does not lie, it slotted right in based on eBay recent sales.. $2,222.00 Miles: 188,000 $4,100.00 Miles: 120,000 $4,990.00 Miles: 89,800 $6,910.00 Miles: 66,900 $9,200.00 Miles: 47,000...
  5. Which SL 500 Model Year to choose (95,97,99)

    R129 SL-Class
    I prefer my cars to appreciate rather than depreciate and with the C107 I'd say you can't go wrong. My particular favorite? The high compression/revving v-8 hooked to a manual transmission, not your grandpa's sl. All for $8 to $20k...
  6. What’s a good time to get rid of a 1998 sl500?

    R129 SL-Class
    My to "after the fall" cars R129 and my s430 (w220) both were disappointments, the r129 materials and having part literally come off in my hands. Whereas I don't recall ever being left on the side of the road with a major "system failure" my s430 left me f'kd for $1k+ repair each time (3x...
  7. What’s a good time to get rid of a 1998 sl500?

    R129 SL-Class
    The "Lexus Effect" of having to compete with cheap asian luxo imports is quite obvious when comparing quality my older mercs. (1972 250c, 1974 350sl 4-spd manual, 1983 300sd, 1985 500sec, 1989 560sel) to the r129.The drop off in materials quality and engineering is quite obvious, I always said...
  8. What’s a good time to get rid of a 1998 sl500?

    R129 SL-Class
    1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Condition: Used Ended: May 28, 2019, 07:22:59 AM PDT Price: US $6,910.00 “1998 Mercedes 500sl Excellent Low Milage (67,000) All Original Garage kept Arizona Car. No rust, No Accidents, Near perfect interior, Soft top Chocolate brown, Hard top in perfect condition...
  9. What’s a good time to get rid of a 1998 sl500?

    R129 SL-Class
    "So it’s clear that 120k miles (and whatever issues the car might have), make the car far less than a 65k mike car that’s just had all its maintenance done, top still works, and it’s just passed inspection, plus got new tires." In Very Good condition with 65k miles.. Trade-in $4837 Private...
  10. Looking down hardtop with blown hydraulics?

    R129 SL-Class
    Not my regrets, she's gone asap, someone gonna like her cause she is purdy..
  11. 1998 500sl no cut out/red levers for rear latches?

    R129 SL-Class
    Just figured out that blown hydraulics are the root of my problem, I can't find a way to edit/delete posting from my tablet so I started a new thread on locking the hard top without hydros?
  12. Looking down hardtop with blown hydraulics?

    R129 SL-Class
    Just figured out that my hydraulics are kaput. I can lock down the front latches with the wrench, and was hopping there is a way to get the other 4 to lock? They are at least an inch or 2 from engaging and they don't seem to want to get any closer?
  13. 1998 500sl no cut out/red levers for rear latches?

    R129 SL-Class
    Try to get hardtop reinstalled and the instructions for manually securing the latches show a diff. Setup, I don't have the access cut out and no red latches like the ones shown here?? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MuVH4tzV9TQ&feature=youtu.be
  14. 280SL Engine Swap for 350 V8?

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Motor, I had one for 10 years and if your 280sl is is the model I 'm thinking of it should be a drop in replacement. The 350sl/4 speed is a rare car, but I am not sure how rare the drive train was.
  15. 280SL Engine Swap for 350 V8?

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Chevy "350" no, this "350" yes.. Mercedes-Benz 350SL is a European-spec example badged as a 450SL but powered by a 3.5L M116 V8 paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1980-mercedes-benz-450sl-11/
  16. Having trouble with battery dying overnight

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Take it by autozone and explain the problem and have them run there battery/elec. system analysis, worst case they should be able to tell you what isn't the problem.
  17. Driver side rearview trim fell off?

    W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    "the diagram I found isn't very helpful" Should have known right there, and my 560 has 377,000 miles on it, or as a bmw owner would say, this is my 4th beemer ..
  18. Driver side rearview trim fell off?

    W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Looked around, and it's no screw 4 you, story of my life.. I only see one hole behind the rubber flap that covers the fold-in joint, but looking at the diagram it looks like 17 is the screw??
  19. What did you do to your 126 today?

    W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    BAD, it let go of it's driver side rear view trim.. GOOD it started on the first turn, ran like a old school, 5.6L bat out hell german v8 that it is. Not bad for a 28 year old with north of 375,000 miles on her.. Runner until one of is dead, I'd say it's a coin toss..
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