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Old 10-26-2003, 06:00 PM
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1994 SL500 info request

I am looking at purchasing a 1994 SL500. Does anyone know of any idiosynchronies of this car. Is the 1995 version significantly different? Is the braking system, head gaskit or electricals a particular problem. Is there anything else I should know about?
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Old 10-27-2003, 05:21 PM
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make sure that the a/c is working. I just replaced my evaporator in my 94 sl500. These evaporators are very troublesome and WILL eventually leak if it hasn't. My car has 44 k miles and the evap leaked.- Dealer cost: $3000. And that's no joke. If you can afford it, get a 98-02 instead - hopefully they have fixed the design issue of the evaporators that the s-class cars share withthe sl's and the e's of the same era. I went ahead and changes my own evap. - It took me 18hrs just to get to the box. The dash, steering wheel, air bags, blower motor and the whole console came off. It wasn't a pretty picture. In an Austin independent MB shop, they were doing 1 evap change from either an S or an SL every week. Sorry to bring sad news. Most of the car's components are flawless, IMO.

1978 280 CE silver
1986 560 SL black
1987 300 SDL cream
1994 SL 500 brilliant green
1997 E 300d dessert silver
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Old 10-27-2003, 08:19 PM
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The 1996-on M119 engines (500s) have very important tech upgrades against 1995 and older V8s.

I will to try to go for a 1996 SL500 or later.
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E 320 T, 1995 [Sadly sold ]
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