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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-15-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,971
Posted By el Miguel
1984 Euro 500SL. Lapis Blue with palomino...

1984 Euro 500SL. Lapis Blue with palomino interior. 113k miles. Originally imported to Florida and stayed there until I purchased it in 2003. NC car now. 16" 91 SL rims. Everything else original....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-28-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By el Miguel
1984 500SL steering coupler

I need to replace this and was wondering if the 380SL coupler will work? I've read most of the posts on this job and have realized that the car will have to be lifted as I can't even see the coupler...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-02-2006, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By el Miguel
side molding

Does anyone know how the side molding mounts to the car (1984 500 SL). One end of my right side is loose and after taking the door panel off I can't find or feel any nuts or even the studs themselves...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-02-2006, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,408
Posted By el Miguel
Should be the same wiper as is on the SEL and...

Should be the same wiper as is on the SEL and they are plentiful.
Mike
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-13-2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,708
Posted By el Miguel
I own a 1984 500SL. No problems finding parts and...

I own a 1984 500SL. No problems finding parts and no problems with the car at 110k miles. These cars have gotten a bad rap. I chose this model for the extra horse power and the uniqueness that it...
Forum: Tech Help 03-14-2006, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,565
Posted By el Miguel
I have one that I will sell for $1500.00. It is a...

I have one that I will sell for $1500.00. It is a 7 out of 10. Needs some minor repairs but runs good. Silver with blue interior. 208k miles when the odometer quit last fall. I have not driven it 100...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-31-2006, 05:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,833
Posted By el Miguel
Perfect combo! It looks just like mine except I...

Perfect combo! It looks just like mine except I have palomino interior and updated wheels. Lapis blue really is a nice color. Congrats!
Mike
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-31-2006, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By el Miguel
Very entertaining! Aren't road trips fun. Mine...

Very entertaining! Aren't road trips fun. Mine wasn't near as long as yours but I flew to Miami to pick up my 500SL. I was nervous driving back to NC listening for the slightest unusual noise and...
Forum: Tech Help 09-14-2005, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By el Miguel
Same problem with mine. I replaced the idle...

Same problem with mine. I replaced the idle control module (black box on the firewall) and that solved it.
Mike
1985 380SE
1984 500SL
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-11-2005, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,333
Posted By el Miguel
Your car looks identical to mine. Lapis blue with...

Your car looks identical to mine. Lapis blue with palomino interior. A fine combination. Hope the paint job turns out great!
Mike
1984 500SL
Forum: Tech Help 08-19-2005, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By el Miguel
They are way over board on their prices. The heck...

They are way over board on their prices. The heck with 'em.
Mike
1984 Euro 500SL 107k
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-03-2005, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By el Miguel
Glove box. No need to leave them in when the soft...

Glove box. No need to leave them in when the soft top is used.
Mike 1984 Euro 500SL
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-06-2005, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By el Miguel
Strife, I'm replacing the soft top and wonder...

Strife, I'm replacing the soft top and wonder about the seals above the windows. Not the stiff ones that the windows track to but the ones that contact the soft top. Do you just glue them on or do...
Forum: Tech Help 07-03-2005, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By el Miguel
My 380 SE does the very same thing. I believe it...

My 380 SE does the very same thing. I believe it is the accumalator. I don't drive the car often so I haven't tried to fix it though it is embarassing when you try and start it hot and it takes a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-27-2005, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By el Miguel
You didn't reset the odo while moving did you?...

You didn't reset the odo while moving did you? This will almost always wear out the gear or cause it to break in the odo. (speaking from experience here!)
Mike
1985 380SE
1984 Euro 500SL
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-27-2005, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,373
Posted By el Miguel
It could be the flex disks. My 380SE does the...

It could be the flex disks. My 380SE does the same thing if I have a car full of passengers but only then. Strange.
Mike
1985 380SE
1984 Eruo 500SL
Forum: Tech Help 05-25-2005, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By el Miguel
I can't make my aux. fan come on. I have replaced...

I can't make my aux. fan come on. I have replaced the sensor but no luck. Even in very hot conditions it won't come on. Where is the end of the fan plug located? It is so well hidden I can't find it!...
Forum: Tech Help 05-25-2005, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By el Miguel
Could be a stopped up catalytic converter.

Could be a stopped up catalytic converter.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-21-2005, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,682
Posted By el Miguel
Whew! I dread this job! Good description Strife. ...

Whew! I dread this job! Good description Strife.
Mike
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-19-2005, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By el Miguel
Got it! I pounded on the key lock with the butt...

Got it! I pounded on the key lock with the butt end of a large screw driver and it popped open. It is obvious that the lock is broken since I can't make the key turn in any direction. I'll try and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-18-2005, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By el Miguel
Need Help

Is the key slot in the truck lock supposed to be vertical or horizonal in its opening position? Since I bought this 1984 500SL the lock slot is horizonal and I can't get it to turn in any direction. ...
Forum: Tech Help 05-13-2005, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By el Miguel
Did you try to reset the mileage while the car...

Did you try to reset the mileage while the car was moving? This can strip the gears in the odometer. Sorry, I can't offer any help with the fix. I bought a different gauge cluster with near exact...
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2005, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By el Miguel
My 380 SE isn't "quick" but it ain't no dog...

My 380 SE isn't "quick" but it ain't no dog either from a standing stop. It will shift before I would like for it too but by no means is it the slowest car off the line.
Mike
Forum: Tech Help 05-10-2005, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By el Miguel
I believe it is 17mm allen type. Mike

I believe it is 17mm allen type.
Mike
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-27-2005, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By el Miguel
I too have this wander on my 225/50/16s. The...

I too have this wander on my 225/50/16s. The tires are Summer Performance AvonTech. I didn't notice this as much on the previous set of Contis of the same size. Strange.
Mike
1985 380 SE
1984 Euro...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-26-2005, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By el Miguel
ljmauricio, I like what I see at that site. I...

ljmauricio, I like what I see at that site. I think I will return my top and order from them. My new top does not even have the wire separating the rear window. Did you install yours? I have...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-26-2005, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By el Miguel
Ouch!! Search on line. You can do much better...

Ouch!! Search on line. You can do much better than that.
Mike
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-26-2005, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By el Miguel
Do not use any silicon based product on your...

Do not use any silicon based product on your dash. It will cause eventual cracking.
Mike
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-26-2005, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By el Miguel
I just purchased a top for my 1984 500SL from...

I just purchased a top for my 1984 500SL from aabestco.com This blue german canvas top was less than $300.00. However, it did not have the tan underlining like my original top. It was black and when...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-21-2005, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By el Miguel
I like mine. I don't drive much on interstates...

I like mine. I don't drive much on interstates but if you drive at or over 55 it will help keep the wind from blowing off your cap or muss your wife's hair. They seem to have really increased in...
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