I sold the car because, as a daily driver, it had to be dependable. And no one in this area seemed to have a clue as to how to fix it without an open checkbook. And then no guarantees! I went as far as I felt was prudent. And there was an element of frustration, I'll admit. And I have lots of other projects. And a day job that's heating up.
I don't think Jim is going to trash his '87. His plan is to use the good components off his '87 to isolate the problem and then replace the aprropriate part(s). And he does not need the car as a daily driver, so he can take his time. He posts on the Ritter-Easley board, and we plan to stay in touch, so I will keep you guys informed as to his progress.
Falls Church VA
'66 200, '66 230SL, '96 SL500. Sold: '81 380SL, '86 300E, '72 250C, '95 C220, 3 '84 280SL's '90 420SEL, '72 280SE, '73 280C, '78 280SE, '70 280SL, '77 450SL, '85 380SL, '87 560SL, '85 380SL, '72 350SL, '96 S500 Coupe