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Old 01-04-2013, 12:50 PM   #41
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I'm going to have it checked out with a couple local guys next week that only work on BMW/Mercedes. I've read that the hesitation could be spark plugs, spark plugs wires, fuel injectors, and my dad thinks the choke. The transmission shifts pretty hard when it's cold too, which has me worried.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:55 PM   #42
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I'm going to have it checked out with a couple local guys next week that only work on BMW/Mercedes. I've read that the hesitation could be spark plugs, spark plugs wires, fuel injectors, and my dad thinks the choke. The transmission shifts pretty hard when it's cold too, which has me worried.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:24 PM   #43
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I bought it yesterday and didn't notice the transmission until last night. The car was donated to an animal shelter so it's a tax write off so I'm not overly concerned if I have to put a little money in it, plus the price couldn't be beat compared to everything else I found in the area.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:15 PM   #44
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See if the transmission filter is serviceable. If it is I would drop the pan, change the filter and add new oil. That can do wonders to a transmission. DO NOT take it somewhere and get it power flushed.
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See if the transmission filter is serviceable. If it is I would drop the pan, change the filter and add new oil. That can do wonders to a transmission. DO NOT take it somewhere and get it power flushed.
this is some good advice.... new oil really helps with hard shifts in some cases.
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Good to know. It's at the shop now and I gave them a list of things to check out.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:27 PM   #47
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my dad owns a 87 560sel, 156k. its the garage queen now. 13/17mpg, lol, but very strong engine! only major problem was water pump replacement

i own a 92 w124 300ce, 143k, daily driven. avg 24mpg, again water pump but thats it! a/c is out. my electronics are working properly (knock on wood). still looks new!!
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mine? lol, they need to be redone maybe in the high polish silver or just rechromed (2 have some pitting, the other 2 chrome are falling off)
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Once you get it all sorted out, upload some more pictures!

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I had the OVP relay replaced and new rear brakes put on and it's a new car now. I was underwhelmed by the power before but it drives great now. The seat is working now too, it was unplugged so it was a simple fix. I think it needs a new master cylinder because the brakes are a little mushy but they work fine. I'm loving this car now.
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I'm trying. It's gorgeous and only 10 minutes away, just waiting to hear back from the seller. They posted the ad 2 weeks ago though so I'm not getting my hopes up. I'd rather have a diesel but considering this one only has 90k and the price is a steal I wouldn't mind gas.

My grandparents had a black one just like that one. They loved it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:06 PM   #54
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I thought I had already uploaded these, guess not. The first aid kit in the back had never seen the light of day, brand new 1985.

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Sick! Good timing, we bought our W126s at pretty much the same time. I'm so excited to start digging into it. Mine is a euro 1984 500SEL (560 badge on the back for some lame reason..)

My driver seat also doesn't work, it's probably the switch. In order to take the door panel off, the switch caps need to be popped off, which can be messed up pretty easily. Most original switches are probably bad by now.

As far as I can tell, these cars are capable of going just as far as any old BM, they're just more needy.



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I'm jealous man. I'm still debating tint on this one because I'm not sure how good it would look on a navy car. If it was black or white I'd be all over it.



My friend's dad's '76 450SL does the same thing, so I'm guessing/hoping it's normal, but going from park to drive/reverse, the rear of the car shifts up or down ever so slightly. Is that anything to be worried about?
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:13 PM   #60
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the modifications are endless for these cars. yours looks great for the age and!!
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I'm jealous man. I'm still debating tint on this one because I'm not sure how good it would look on a navy car. If it was black or white I'd be all over it.

My friend's dad's '76 450SL does the same thing, so I'm guessing/hoping it's normal, but going from park to drive/reverse, the rear of the car shifts up or down ever so slightly. Is that anything to be worried about?
I think a lighter tint works well on blue cars. My M3 is a similar blue and I have 35% tint and I like it. I think really dark tint would look bad.



My dad's Saab 9-5 would move up and down based on what gear it was in too, and that was a new car. It's normal.

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