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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-31-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,556
Posted By Tom McMenamin
By the way I drove it 250,000 miles

By the way I drove it 250,000 miles
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-31-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,556
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Regardless of the model or year, you need to do...

Regardless of the model or year, you need to do the following:
1.Check valve seals
2. Check the timing chain
3.This is most important replace, replace all of the hoses includes vacuum hoses....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-07-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Red face Trunk Seal

Let me restate what you said in order that I understand.

Once the old moulding is removed is it correct that the new moulding would fit in the track with the Open "C" portion facing towards the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-05-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,104
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Send us. Some engine photos and floorboard and...

Send us. Some engine photos and floorboard and trunk photos.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-05-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,104
Posted By Tom McMenamin
You didn'''t lose. A 107 will require $ 3000...

You didn'''t lose. A 107 will require $ 3000 worth of repairs when you buy it. I posted a list and what all you should do when you buy one. Everyone I have ever known seems to have had the same...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-05-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,223
Posted By Tom McMenamin
I blew. 2 Alternators, And a battery trying to...

I blew. 2 Alternators, And a battery trying to install and after market. Most radio dudes know nothing about the Becker. It is confusing and needs experience to screw with it. Take my word for it.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-05-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,223
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Be. Careful when. Screwing with the radio it...

Be. Careful when. Screwing with the radio it has grounds that you need to know about. It has an alarm system hooked to radio check to be sure that it is disconnected to save yourself a lot of grief
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-05-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,809
Posted By Tom McMenamin
There is. A connection on the Bak of the radio...

There is. A connection on the Bak of the radio for the cig lighter did you check that?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-05-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Unhappy Stupidity is my middle name

Stupid question of the day...
Sometimes more sometimes less.
I have a 1988 560SL. The trunk has been leaking for a while.

Now I had the rubber gasket replaced but DUHHHH I think the guy...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-23-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Alarm system '88 560SL

Is it necessary to remove the box from behind the glove box or can I simply uninstall the fuses or the unit under the hood? What I mean is do thesae fuses disarm the whole unit? I have seen posts to...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 11-12-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,778
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Angry 560SL Black Pearl

I challenge anyone to offer a correct fix for the paint on my car that woun't shine or gloss.

It drove me so nuts, I had the car re-painted and re-clear coated. It still does not shine to my...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 11-12-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 731
Posted By Tom McMenamin
1988 560 SL black pearl

Does anyone know how to get this paint to shine. I can't get a bright glass shine with even Zaino. What am I doing wrong?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-12-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By Tom McMenamin
1988 560SL Radio Replacement with Blaupunkt Help is desperately needed

My radio ( replaced the Becker 10 years ago with Blaupunkt) has delivered some unfavorable results. I replaced the existing Blau. with another Blau and all seemed to be going well. Suddenly the car...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-10-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 669
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Palomino Seats

The seats when replaced are smooth on the front and they have a metal bar that runs along Thierry bottom front. This bar allows a clip Togo over the seat material and clip on to this bar. It keeps...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-10-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Trunk Moulding

I replaced the moulding thru a trim shop in Baltimore about 2 years ago. I got it from Ecklers along with several other rubber mouldings. The trunk continues to leak and has gotten out of control. 2...
Forum: Southeast - US (AR,AL,FL,GA,KY,LA,MS,NC,SC,TN) 11-10-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,228
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Pierre Hedary

Thids man is the greatest mechanin on Mercedes that I have ever encountered. He not only knows some things he knows everything. I left my 560SL with him for an AC problem and he fixed my problem to...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-28-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Brakes 560SL

Does anyone have a recent estimate on front brake pads and roter replacement?

As well, what have you used that produces less brake dust?

Am I correct in requiring totally ceramic pads?
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-31-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By Tom McMenamin
560sl 1988 black pearl and palomino

Over the last several weeks I had the rust removed from my 88 and had the car repainted. I know that the car was not striped from the factory but I want to stripe it and I am asking what all of you...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-01-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Well I deserve it!

Hadmy 560 derusted and painted. Ol Dummy here forgot to writ down the stripe sizes and colors for a black pearl and palomino Any help available
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-01-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By Tom McMenamin
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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-31-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Did it ever exist

I have just completely finished a total rust purge and body restoration on my 560 SL.

The worst damage was on the rocker panels especially around the side pipes that engage the tire jack. These...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-13-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Dove Tailing on the above

As I said I have moved to Orange Park Florida!! Does anyone know an excellent shade tree Mercedes mechanic that they trust? How about an AC shop for my 560? Does anyone have a trusted AC Shop or...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-13-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Evaporator, condensor, Compressor, Whatever??

As usual, I am as guilty as all others when I don't explain my technical problem as completely as I should. How can you solicit the correct answer if you don't ask the question properly.

I have a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-13-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By Tom McMenamin
It is not leaking. AC is not cooling? I am told...

It is not leaking. AC is not cooling? I am told that it is an evaporator problem?????
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-13-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By Tom McMenamin
AC Evaporator

It appears that replacement of the Evaporator is not an expensive part but a monster job on the labor side Some sites indicate 16 hours and that no short cuts are available.

I am an old guy with...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-22-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Power steering Box

Do the whole thing but first check the hoses coming in at the front of the box 2 of them and they tend to leak at hi milkeage.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-22-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Fuse

Let me know what you find out as my 560SL has done the same thing!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-22-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By Tom McMenamin
560SL

I posted a list of things to do when you get a 560SL some years ago. It is still in the archives. If I do say irt is pretty thorough! Good Luck
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-08-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Rear Drive Shaft Flex Disc

Has anyoine replaced this?
If you have, and therefore have experience in the repair, could you let me know the repercussions of dragging my feet on the repair?

Can someone give me an idea about...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-21-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 700
Posted By Tom McMenamin
Thumbs down Wiper Washers (Small Problem Big Install)

I am embarrassed to Post this, but Here goes: My 560SL has two Washer "Squirters". One on each side of the windshield. I replaced these a couple years ago and also replaced all the lines that ran...
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