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Old 05-06-2009, 07:32 PM
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V12's are killa'

My '03 S600 has 59,998 miles.

2 coils
24 spark plugs (with boots)
coolant pump for turbo
rad cap
labor

+tax
=$5,058

Good luck to me.

Now I need brakes, air filter and cabin filter. I'll buy those parts online and DIY.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:39 PM
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Ouch!
And here, I thought that my '03 XJ8 was expensive to maintain.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:48 PM
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My '03 S600 has 59,998 miles.

2 coils
24 spark plugs (with boots)
coolant pump for turbo
rad cap
labor

+tax
=$5,058

Good luck to me.

Now I need brakes, air filter and cabin filter. I'll buy those parts online and DIY.
Dayum! So the one thing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes is an expensive Mercedes?! I was checking out some 600 sedans and SLs online last night. Thanks for the reality check!
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:51 PM
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The coils were $1200 each, otherwise it wouldn't have been that bad.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:56 PM
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Dude, I pay less than that for whole cars.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:01 PM
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Dude, I pay less than that for whole cars.
That was not nice. Funny as hell but still, not very nice.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:06 PM
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I'm like Skippy.

I was shocked when I went to purchase parts for the W124 versus the W123 although I will say that other than oil and filters I don't have to purchase much for the W123.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:46 PM
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Thats what it costs to play in the big leagues!

Still cheaper than a Ferrari!
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:48 PM
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Thats what it costs to play in the big leagues!

Still cheaper than a Ferrari!
yeah.. like $9k for an ABS pump for one of those suckers.. Found that out at Sebring when I was there.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:11 PM
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My '03 S600 has 59,998 miles.

2 coils
24 spark plugs (with boots)
coolant pump for turbo
rad cap
labor

+tax
=$5,058

Good luck to me.

Now I need brakes, air filter and cabin filter. I'll buy those parts online and DIY.
You can't say I didn't warn you!
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:13 PM
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I'm learning the same sad tale with the 740.

Belts
Alternator
Oil and filter
Diff fluid change
Intake manifold gaskets
Backplate gasket
Backplate itself (and another gasket)
Front pads
Transmission fluid change
Spark plugs
Coil cover gaskets
Intake corrugated hose
Labor

About $2K.........give or take.........


Driving like it came from the factory: PRICELESS
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:14 PM
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as long as you have the deep pockets to keep it, shouldnt be an issue.

If you can afford it then you should have the pockets deep enough to have it fixed.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:20 PM
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You can't say I didn't warn you!
I know, I know. Now she's good to go for another 60k.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:24 PM
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I'm learning the same sad tale with the 740.

Belts
Alternator
Oil and filter
Diff fluid change
Intake manifold gaskets
Backplate gasket
Backplate itself (and another gasket)
Front pads
Transmission fluid change
Spark plugs
Coil cover gaskets
Intake corrugated hose
Labor

About $2K.........give or take.........


Driving like it came from the factory: PRICELESS
How's the radiator?
Anyhow, you should be good to go for a while... Did I tell you I sold the 7'er?
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'13 Subaru Outback 3.6R
'13 Orbea Carpe 9-speed

Currently Benzless
Formerly: 300TD, S600, E55, 560SEL

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-Native American elder
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:28 PM
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How's the radiator?
Anyhow, you should be good to go for a while... Did I tell you I sold the 7'er?
AFAIK, no leaks. It's "only" got 62K on the clock, but I'll keep an eye on it.

I still need a bunch of crap including some rubber trim mouldings around the windshield and the rear windows. But, it's running very good.........no more CEL.

Yes, you mentioned it last we spoke...........I like this one quite a bit.........I'll probably keep it 10 years..........it doesn't travel more than 300 miles any given month.
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