Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-29-2008, 02:01 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 32
I am thinking about buying an SL320

I am thinking about buying a Sl320 any advice on years to look for or stay away from and why would be appreciated. Also anything I should be aware of. Check for hyl. cyl leaks for top. ect

Thanks,
Domenick

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-29-2008, 09:05 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Tucker, Ga USA
Posts: 12,153
The best year was the last year for the USA, 1998.

The hydraulic cylinders are always a possibility. 1995 & later cass are better that the earlier ones.
__________________
MERCEDES Benz Master Guild Technician (6 TIMES)
ASE Master Technician
Mercedes Benz Star Technician (2 times)
44 years foreign automotive repair
27 Years M.B. Shop foreman (dealer)
MB technical information Specialist (15 years)
190E 2.3 16V ITS SCCA race car (sold)
1986 190E 2.3 16V 2.5 (sold)
Retired Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-29-2008, 12:12 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 3,726
97 was the last year - 98 was just SL500 and SL600. It's an interesting run - 94 to 97, some changes every year. 94 was the last year of no standard traction contol. I believe 95 got ETS traction control standard, ASR optional. Then 96 got ASR standard (I think), new interior, monocromatic paint, and other cosmetic changes, but still had 722.5 transmission, then 97 got 722.6 transmission. 96 and 97 are not supposed to have wiring harness issue. 95 to 97 are OBDII diagnostics. Being a caveman I'd look for a 94 without traction control or a 95 with ETS.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-30-2008, 07:36 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 32
Thanks for your help. I have been told that the 95's had a wiring harness problem. That in 96 MB went to a new material in their wiring harness. Also that MB made a change in the electronics system (ME). I am not sure what that is but I am told that is a good thing.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-30-2008, 11:20 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 3,726
Not so on ME, the change in 1996 to ME was on V8s only. The sixes had the same 3 coil ignition system from 1994 to 1997. Keep in mind that the wiring harness is a one time issue and the vast majority of 104 motors have already had it replaced, which can be usually be determined by a quick inspection.

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page