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Old 04-22-2007, 05:37 PM
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S600 - 1998 (140) vs 2001 (220)

Comparing a 1998 S600 with a 2001 S600.

(I am aware that these r expensive beasts to maintain)

Strictly comparing the 2 cars above, which car would u consider the better and why. What r the differences?

Thanks for ur input.

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Old 04-23-2007, 09:53 AM
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The M137 in the 200-2002 S600 is one of the WORST engines ever put into a Mercedes!!!!
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:14 PM
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The M137 in the 200-2002 S600 is one of the WORST engines ever put into a Mercedes!!!!
You really think so? It's true, they don't have the power a V-12 should, but other than the well documented ignition system problems I've found them to be very reliable. Am I missing something Doc?
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Oil leaks from the valley plate that costs 40-50 hrs...

Coil & coil module replacement...$1000+ each...

Selective cylinder shut-off with a mind of its own...

So bad they replaced it in 3 years!

What other MB engine lasted less than 8 years??

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