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Old 03-12-2017, 05:53 PM
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So I bought an '84 380SL

I got weak in my knees and decided to do something crazy: I bought an 84 380SL.

It has 213,000 miles on it and was fully restored by the previous owner. The car also had a rebuilt engine done about 15k miles ago.

The car looks immaculate. Very well taken care of!

The last Benz I owned was a 300D and I got very good at taking care of it.

What's the yearly maintenance for these r107s beyond obvious oil changes?

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Old 03-12-2017, 08:43 PM
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Looks great!! The M116 won't need much more care and feeding than the OM617. A new chain at 100-150K miles is about it. Some 107s were subject to a front subframe TSB or recall. I don't know the first thing about ragtops.

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Old 03-14-2017, 04:23 PM
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Congrats on the purchase - very clean looking car. I've attached a DIY tech article directory for the R107. It should be very helpful when doing any maintenance or repairs. Let us know if you have any questions.

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