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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-13-2003, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,599
Posted By tahodgson
life's too short

Personally, I wouldn't wait. I loved the MGB, an underpowered touring car with a real feel for the road...but the Mercedes Benz is a horse...all the power I'd ever want (am a very conservative...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-13-2003, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,599
Posted By tahodgson
similar stories

Funny how so many of us come to our 107s through the same route.

I had an Austin Healy Sprite (before marriage), a chrome-bumper MGB roadster (after marriage) and now an '87 blue 560SL (bought by...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-13-2003, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By tahodgson
shakes

I had a speed-sensitive shake too, right at 55. Rotating the tires front to back helped, but new, well-balanced tires eliminated it completely. I'd say tire balancing would do the trick. Good luck!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-06-2003, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 616
Posted By tahodgson
seat back slippage

Have an '87 560SL, and the driver's side seat back slowly slips to a backward tilt.

I can bring it forward again by rolling the adjustor wheel on the side of the seatback, but it gradually slips...
Forum: Tech Help 05-05-2003, 08:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 467
Posted By tahodgson
107 Seat back slippage

Have an '87 560SL, and the driver's side seat back slowly slips back.

I can bring it forward by rolling the adjustor wheel on the side of the seatback, but it gradually slips back.

Is there any...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-19-2003, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,113
Posted By tahodgson
lysol

Actually, at the end of the process, I did use a Lysol spray cleaner.

Am hoping that time and air will make a difference...along with shampooing the carpets beneath the nest.

Next problem: ...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-18-2003, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,113
Posted By tahodgson
my experience

After storing my '87 for the winter, a mouse had taken up residence in the passenger side panel beneath the glove box. The rascal was gone when I uncovered the car, but had left behind his/her nest...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-07-2002, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By tahodgson
Guess we're all Michelin users here....have the...

Guess we're all Michelin users here....have the XGT V4...wonderful.

I got the lower version with the wider footprint, and love them.

They oversteered a little when new...but they are quiet and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-05-2002, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By tahodgson
You might do a search on this forum and the Tech...

You might do a search on this forum and the Tech Help forum. There's been a lot of discussion about the fragile chain guides, chain stretch, and the cost of preventative maintenance vs. damage...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-30-2002, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By tahodgson
havent' tried that...it seemed like a delicate...

havent' tried that...it seemed like a delicate procedure...wasn't confident that I could do it.

have you done it successfully?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-30-2002, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By tahodgson
cruise control - quick question

After studying the past posts here and on the Tech Help Forum, I'm pretty sure I need a cruise control amp.

I'd really appreciate any and all advice on how to proceed economically here...go OEM...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-21-2001, 11:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 695
Posted By tahodgson
driving lights

Has anyone replaced the under-the-bumper fog lights with driving lights?

Seems that, as ineffectual as the foggers are, that a modern, ultra-bright driving light would be much more useful.

Any...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 10-06-2001, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By tahodgson
It's actually in the mounting where the motor...

It's actually in the mounting where the motor assembly goes through the fender.

Everything's loose, and tightening has only fractured the plastic washer.

Are there aftermarket fittings for...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 10-05-2001, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By tahodgson
Your recommendations for a power antenna replacement

I have an '87 560SL, and the power antenna is about toast.
What do you fellows recommend as an economical, reliable, fully functional power antenna to replace this one?
Thanks for your help. ...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-17-2001, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By tahodgson
thanks

I was guessing it would be something like that...but having no experience, I wanted to verify.

What a great forum this is...what a great country this is.....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-13-2001, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By tahodgson
windy roaring noise from under the bonnet

I posted this in the Tech Talk section...but hope a fellow SL owner may have some insight, too.

Have an '87 560SL.

From time to time, there comes (seemingly) from under the engine compartment a...
Forum: Tech Help 09-13-2001, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By tahodgson
windy roar that comes and goes (560SL)

Have an '87 560SL.

From time to time, there comes (seemingly) from under the engine compartment a windy, almost hollow-sounding roar...as if a strong fan were kicking in...the noise almost always...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 07-20-2001, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By tahodgson
I'm a relatively old fart, conservative driver,...

I'm a relatively old fart, conservative driver, etc...and the 560SL is all I'd ever care to handle on most American roads.

It's a heavy car all right, which makes it a sweet ride, despite a rather...
Forum: Tech Help 07-20-2001, 10:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,019
Posted By tahodgson
Without reading every post, I can relate my...

Without reading every post, I can relate my story...had a creaking EXACTLY like what you described...caused by a loose subframe and a ball joint and upper control arm that needed replacement.
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-25-2001, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,090
Posted By tahodgson
Just a thought on the "sports car" aspect of the...

Just a thought on the "sports car" aspect of the W107...
I have an '87 560SL, and despite the power of the big engine, this car is clearly for touring. I've never pushed it around curves or even...
Forum: Tech Help 04-02-2001, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,639
Posted By tahodgson
The air conditioner compressor on my '87 560SL...

The air conditioner compressor on my '87 560SL gave up the ghost last year. When I asked at the dealer, they quoted me about $800 to replace it.

Are there lower cost options? Rebuilts?

Any...
Forum: Tech Help 03-08-2001, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,697
Posted By tahodgson
Lim, I don't have time to look it up for...

Lim,

I don't have time to look it up for you, but I seem to remember that someone has a page somewhere that walks you through the resolder process...it may be a reply...am surprised that your...
Forum: Tech Help 03-07-2001, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,697
Posted By tahodgson
do a search on this topic...a number of us have...

do a search on this topic...a number of us have experienced this. It's possibly the amp, or (as I was told once in here) potentially a throttle control needing adjustment.

My garage replaced...
Forum: Tech Help 02-05-2001, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 745
Posted By tahodgson
I have the same problem on mine...and it seems to...

I have the same problem on mine...and it seems to keep the cruise control from working properly too.

In a query here last fall, or possibly in a conversation with a Mercedes mechanic, I was told...
Forum: Tech Help 11-08-2000, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,904
Posted By tahodgson
I have to wade in with my 2 cents: I use the...

I have to wade in with my 2 cents:

I use the Topsider on my twin engine boat (drain plugs inaccessible to any human taller than 8".) It's discouraging to see how much dirty oil is left on the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-13-2000, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By tahodgson
4000s on my 560 SL seem noisy to me, but have no...

4000s on my 560 SL seem noisy to me, but have no point of comparison....
Will replace them soon with MXV4s, and hope for improvement.

------------------
Tom

'87 560 SL
Forum: Tech Help 10-03-2000, 12:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 743
Posted By tahodgson
Just had some unibody-bending work done to my '87...

Just had some unibody-bending work done to my '87 560SL, and I have to give big props to Sears Imported Autos in Minneapolis (and mgr. Bruce Bigalke) for taking such good care of my...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 09-14-2000, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By tahodgson
Luke, If I go with the Michelin (which I...

Luke,
If I go with the Michelin (which I think I'd like to)...what size should I go with for the smoothest, most comfortable ride?
I drive fairly conservatively and just want a tire that will...
Forum: Tech Help 09-12-2000, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By tahodgson
Thanks, Donnie...is the bulb on the left (looking...

Thanks, Donnie...is the bulb on the left (looking from the driver's position) the only light for that cluster?

I did renew that bulb...and the connection looked good, as I recall. Must be the...
Forum: Tech Help 09-11-2000, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By tahodgson
After pulling the instrument cluster while...

After pulling the instrument cluster while self-diagnosing my SRS lights problem, I now have no light in the left hand circle (fuel, temp, oil, vacuum)...where should I start on this one?

I...
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