What you mean is that the Car cranks but won't turn over.
Anyway, Sounds like you may want to consider another mechanic. When you purchased the car did it run? Standing for 3 years can cause quite a bit of damage when trying to breathe life into the beast.
Was the fuel and oil system flushed, replenished and new filters installed? The entire fuel system can be crapped up with varnish, water or rust. Was the crank checked (turned) to insure pistons werent siezed in the cylinders before starting?
Many questions to have answered to make a diagnosis.
'85 380 SL (sold)
'85 Carrera Flatnose
'71 280 SL Signal Red/Cognac
Last edited by RickM; 05-05-2003 at 04:25 PM.