I guessed that all I needed too, but here's the deal:
I have replaced just in the year 2001, water pump, radiator, radiator cap, thermostat, aux fan sensor, headlight switch, OVP, 2 sets of brake pads, one tire, a taillight housing, assorted dash bulbs, a rear window regulator assembly, and of course labor charges for some, as well as routine oil changes, and other fluid replenishments.
Replacement parts on my other two MBs: A rear window and a plastic console latch for the SL, and some 3M double stick tape for the mud flaps on the ML. No mechanical or electrical fixes whatsoever! Granted, they are newer and under warranty, but as much as I like my W124, I am starting to wonder why I bought it at all?
I figure the alternator will probably go south anyway given its age, so why not just bite the bullet and get it done now? FastLane has a rebuild for under $140, so I bought that, and a new serpentine belt, since the current one is showing signs of cracking.
After that, I guess I'll just sit and wait for the head gasket to blow next...
2009 ML350 (84K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (71K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (124K) - My daily driver
2012 Mustang V6 (60K) - Daughter's car