Did the 104 motor have these problems in the 93 model year vehicles also (first year of 104 in NA)? Why would MB let them persist for two years on their bread-and-butter engine? Finally, were these cleared up for the '95s?
Incindentally, Steve, I think Troy is looking at a W140 body (vs. 124), I wonder if that brings any additional concerns...?
Looking at one of these myself...