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Old 12-08-2009, 08:36 PM
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correct oil for 77 450SL

I am currently the caretaker of a 77 450SL that was donated to a local charity. It will be sold, proceeds will fund the organizations operating budget.

I've spent some wrench time and parts on it--It now runs but not very well. In any case, I should change the fluids before I run it anymore. What is the correct oil for this engine. (I live in St. Louis, hot summers, cold but not frigid winters)

I use 15-40 in my 124s, should I use that in this car as well or do these old 107's like something different?

Thanks,

J. M. van Swaay
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:27 PM
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10 or 15 40 is ok. What do you mean not frigid. Have you checked your forecast?
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:39 AM
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Glad to see you picked it up!

Any idea what they are asking for it yet?
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:05 PM
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When I first looked at this car, I optimistically guesstimated that it might bring $1K as a parts car. My first impression was that this car was probably to far gone to be a candidate for restoration. Now that I have it in my shop and have had a chance to look at it a bit more carefully, I'm beginning to think that my "parts donor" sentence might be a bit premature. I don't think this car is a candidate for a frame off restoration, but I do think it could be made into a driver that looks good from 15 feet away. I'm going to suggest that they list it for $1500.00 and see what happens. If anybody wants more information about this car please email me at jmvanswaay@charter.net.

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Old 12-09-2009, 09:27 PM
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10-40 is fine
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:09 AM
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you have a pm
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