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Old 11-26-2010, 07:01 PM
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1993 MB 500 SEL

A local auction has this for sale. About 200K miles on this but was curious if there were any known issues with this series (I seem to remember the 300SD of a similiar year had issues with the air conditioner)

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Old 11-26-2010, 11:29 PM
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Many issues with the early W140s, unless it comes with records... avoid it. You are simply asking for trouble.
I'm not a doctor, but I'll have a look.

'85 300SD 245k
'87 300SDL 251k
'90 300SEL 326k

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Old 11-27-2010, 12:08 PM
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AC, Bose amp, speedo issues, at 200K, probably trans, oil tubes on engine, rear suspension (struts). The more things that have been done the better off you are.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:26 PM
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RE: 1993 500SEL

While not the same series, I had a 1993 300E. They may have shared the same systems and manufacturing processes. My model year had issues with the engine wiring harness being made from biodegradable materials that prematurely deteriorated. Also, the AC evaporators were faulty (including mine) which necessitate dash removal to repair. Also, I recall there being a class action suit around that time due to suspension/premature tire wear issues on some of these models. While likewise a different model, a friend of mine who purchased an SL around that time was included in that suit.


'94 E420 - 99K
'12 C300 4 Matic

Previously owned:
'06 CLK 500K Cabriolet
'85 300SD (Old Smokey)
2002 Boxster
2002 C320 (The five-pointed star Mercedes)
1993 300E 3.2 (Dealership's cash cow)
1979 300SD (Chrome beauty)
1983 300D (Old faithful)
1983 240D (Right lane cruiser)
1977 240D (Miracle of bondo)
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