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Friend passed away last week and his wife is giving me the Sportline, Black/grey with 37K original miles. He had a local shop go thru it within a year, I believe.

I'd like to take it on a trip next week and am thinking oil change immediately with Rotella, seafoam in the tank and let her go.

Any other suggestions? I've had a million Benzes, mostly diesels and half dozen S500's, including a silver 99 I'm selling to keep this car.
 

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That sounds like a good plan, although I would add a bottle of Lucas to the oil as well. Also with an unknown vehicle it might be prudent to pull at least 1 plug to give you an idea of the internals, including checking the air filter and transmission fluid level. During the recent service the mechanic might have assumed the owner (sorry for your loss) would be bringing the vehicle back in before severe weather set in, and deemed the ignition or other components were satisfactory at that time. Check your tire pressures, and don't forget to inspect the spare and that all jacking components are present. Have a safe trip! :)
 

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With the incredibly low miles, you will want to change ALL fluids and give her a REALLY good run on the freeway. Lock it down in third and drive at 4500rpm+ for a good few miles. Really get the entire engine HOT and any carbon that has built up over the years due to sitting should get burnt off along with any tarnish and dirt etc....

Other than that just keep maintenance up in check.
I hope the car keeps your friend close still. My condolences.
 

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WOW what a find, I am seething with jealousy over the car...sad that you lost such a good friend that his wife would see you as the right choice for the car.

But I have 2 92 Sportlines, and wish every single 124 was done this way. Good luck!
 

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Sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. The Sportline is a fitting way to keep his memory alive and a fitting legacy to leave behind as well...

Would love to see some pix of the new ride. :thumbsup:

Good luck on your road trip. I just completed one -- driving a CE coupe from Scottsdale to NYC... +1 on the good advice given! :bowdown:

Cheers-

Wes
 

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Well, no trip for me. Rear passenger regulator failed, window stayed down. The driver's seat torques to the right, left side raises and sort of twists the seat. Anyone have any idea on that. Also, a "ghost" oil lamp comes on and off. Oil pressure perfect on the instrument panel.

It is a real sportline, it has the original window sticker, it was a 2K option. The miles are real and she handles great. Very excited to have new iron!

It was serviced April 2010, oil change, replaced front regulator and motor assy. oil change, driven less than 200mi since then also repl. timing cover seal. 8/08, 36,901 mi. new michelins, oil change, valve cover gasket, cabin filter/ 5/07 36,341 mi. tensioner pulley, serp belt, crank sensor, plugs and wires,trans filter, vibration dampener.

The owner was a real friend and I will drive this till the wheels fall off. Thanks for the advice and kind words. I added a can of techron and the car looks cool next to my Black ML63, like a little brother.
 

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Oil lamp could come on when oil is low. May come on when on an incline and go off when level. Otherwise maybe the oil level sender, it's in the oil pan.

Best thing I found for electronics is to change all fuses to copper; just replace them all to start with and be done with it. 2nd - order an OVP relay and keep on hand, it's behind the battery.
 
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