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 04-24-2013, 10:22 AM
126 Guy
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 523
Opinions appreciated- 91 560sel

All opinions are appreciated.

I have a 1991 560SEL, 146k miles. Car runs good but will definetly need the usual work within the near future. Will need new front end work, possibly a new steering box as well. Reverse is worn and will eventually need to be fixed or rebuilt, Will need timing chain work soon and also starting to see oil seeping between the head & block on both banks on the rear of the engine closest to the transmission, rear main seal is leaking and such... The engine does not smoke and no rust on the car. Will need new flex discs as well. Will need new accumulators but ride is ok and not hard (yet) Paint is not in best of shape though. Interior is in very good condition for its age. Sunroof broke last year, motor works but definetly a cable or guide has broke A.C works but only time will tell when a leak will happen. I got the car used at 125k miles over 7 years ago

Should I spend all the money on repairs or just find another 560SEL to my liking in much better condition? All opinions are appreciated.
__________________
2001 E55

2001 E320 Sedan

2001 Subaru Legacy

2006 SLK280

2016 Subaru Outback 3.6
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-24-2013, 11:25 AM
oldsinner111's Avatar
love all animals
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: bristol,tn
Posts: 5,457
It depends,for me I like my w126 diesel,and my w140.The newer S class lokk like ****.I would spennd $30,000 to restore either,that means everything including fresh motor,and trans.New S 92,000 ,$30,000 new S stronger than **** put out now.
__________________
usaf vet,dumb ass, Jerry Springer,and Maury 2020, no more unwed mothers, on public aid,free birth control
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-24-2013, 11:50 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Milwaukee Wisconsin
Posts: 1,150
If the car makes you feel really good when you drive it, spend the money and fix it. If it's just "transportation", sell it and buy a Toyota. You know it's gonna cost you $5K, so you need to decide between monetary concerns and the pleasure (ego boost) you get from driving a distinctively unique money pit. Keeping these old cars running and looking good is EXPENSIVE. If the car is your hobby and you truely enjoy it, then the money is justified. If it's just a PITA, then it's time to move on to something more practical.
__________________
Resistance is Futile.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-24-2013, 12:50 PM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 15,044
Those are all normal repairs as a W126 ages, you're unlikely to find another in perfect shape with all those things addressed, at least not at any reasonable cost. I would just have the maintenance items fixed and keep on driving/enjoying it.
__________________
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 79k - mine - (OC-80,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 9k - wifes (OC-10k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'89 420SEL 166k - mine (OC-167,000)
'01 E320 - 172k - dad's (OC-171,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 49k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'09 E350 4matic Sedan - 137k - Brothers (OC-141,500)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-24-2013, 01:18 PM
126 Guy
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 523
This is my 6th car in the house but I still like it alot. Everytime I fix something though, something else comes up or breaks.. I guess the price to pay when you have an old car. I was looking online and found a nice blue 1991 560SEL in perfect condition with all the common issues fixed w/ 101k miles. The owner wanted $9900 fully documented vehicle.
__________________
2001 E55

2001 E320 Sedan

2001 Subaru Legacy

2006 SLK280

2016 Subaru Outback 3.6
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-24-2013, 03:09 PM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 15,044
To have a car in great shape it will cost, either in repairs or to the previous owner who did all the repairs.
__________________
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 79k - mine - (OC-80,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 9k - wifes (OC-10k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'89 420SEL 166k - mine (OC-167,000)
'01 E320 - 172k - dad's (OC-171,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 49k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'09 E350 4matic Sedan - 137k - Brothers (OC-141,500)
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 06:02 AM.


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