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Ex-Mubarak (Egy-Presidential Fleet Car) 1988 560 SEL

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Hello Benz World,

A while back we got our first W126, a nice catch one would say, but Im fearing overloaded electronics that have been not used for years might prove tricky. As it has quite a few additions. The 560 was sold in an auction coming out of the Egyptian Presidential fleet. with only 51,000 KM on the clock. It now has 86K and counting. We also have a W109 280 SEL in the family. Recently sold a W114 280E and used to have a W116 280 SEL (US Spec)

Radiator changed, fan clutch, hoses, tires, had a sticky rocker but now better after a few oil changes. I cleaned all fuses and electric connectors and sensors. Brakes revised and changed oil. Did not clean the fuel lines or tank, which is our next part of the story.

Allow me to kindly ask, what are the weak-points that one should looks after?, as the car was parked for years since the time of Mubarak till we acquired it and began driving it again just a few years ago.

Is this normal RPM at 100 KPH ? One would think 1800 RPM and not 2150-2200. (Diff. ratios?)

Ah and if you happen to speak German it would surely help :grin Trip computer needs translation, Danken

Chassis # WDB1260391A374646 X
Engine # 117968 12 040050


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