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Old 03-21-2009, 04:08 PM
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1997 S 320 with 64k mileage

I just bought this and drove from missouri to virginia average 25 MPG

There are bunch of small chips and scratches but some of them will go away after detailing I am sure

The guy inherited from his uncle and do not have history (I checked carfax)
But I bought for very good price it did not bother me much

I am planning to change oil, oil filter, air filter, spark plugs (not sure about this resistance no resistance stuff yet)
Is there any other things i should check, change etc.

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Old 03-21-2009, 05:30 PM
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Transmission filter and fluid....I always do this on an unknown car.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:30 PM
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Dealer quoted me for $300
is that normal?
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:41 PM
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the price is normal for a dealer....about twice what a decent local mechanic would charge!
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:04 PM
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i'm nozzy

So could you please tell me what you paid?
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:27 PM
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and pictures please! Is 1997 still W140?
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:14 PM
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Is 1997 still W140?
Yes, the W140 chassis ran from 1992-1999.

And what's interesting is that even though the other chassis went to the M113 V6 in 1998, W140 S320 chassis cars kept the 3.2 liter M104 straight 6 engine until the end of the model run in 1999.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:18 PM
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Brake fluid bleed, R&R.

Transmission fluid and filter change.

Radiator coolant flush R&R

Check belts / hoses.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:20 PM
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Dealer quoted me for $300
is that normal?
Figures......

Do it yourself for about $125.00, using Mercedes-Benz transmission fluid.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:45 PM
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And what's interesting is that even though the other chassis went to the M113 V6 in 1998, W140 S320 chassis cars kept the 3.2 liter M104 straight 6 engine until the end of the model run in 1999.
Almost the same thing as with the 126 to 140 transition - both 119 and 104 motors were available in MY 1990 but the 126 stuck with the prior generation motors.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:41 PM
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Almost the same thing as with the 126 to 140 transition - both 119 and 104 motors were available in MY 1990 but the 126 stuck with the prior generation motors.
Kind of a shame...I would've loved to have seen a W126 with an M119.
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:23 PM
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Thank you all
I'll be out of country after that I'll detailel the car and maybe post some pictures

Any one of you know any decent mechanic around Blacksburg (virginia Tech)?

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Old 03-24-2009, 10:59 AM
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Thank you all
I'll be out of country after that I'll detailel the car and maybe post some pictures

Any one of you know any decent mechanic around Blacksburg (virginia Tech)?

Thanks
It may be a bit of a drive for you, but I can vouch for Brown's Mercedes in Charlottesville.

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