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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-03-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 104,319
Posted By dnthomas
I have a 1989 560SL, purchased 5 months ago. 1st...

I have a 1989 560SL, purchased 5 months ago. 1st time in shop was last week for 45K scheduled maintenance. All maintenance done, 3 bulbs ordered for interior lighting and new set of keys ordered...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-12-2005, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,644
Posted By dnthomas
This is what I found

I looked at the car last night finally. It has been garaged and the body looks really good. It is covered by some dust and sawdust as he has building some shelves in the 3 car garage. I wiped some...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-08-2005, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,644
Posted By dnthomas
Question 1980 450SL - What to look for?

Hi folks,
I am the very proud owner of a 1991 560SEL, however, my dream car has always been the 450SL. My boss has a 1980 450SL with approx 100K miles on it. I have not seen it yet it but am told...
Forum: Tech Help 09-19-2004, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By dnthomas
Unhappy Got It

It has been awhile since I have been to the forum, I did a search and found step-by-step instructions! Duh, should have done that to begin with, sorry!
Forum: Tech Help 09-19-2004, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By dnthomas
Question Quick help with my 560SEL

I know this is a simple question but, can someone tell me the procedure for removing the panel which covers the window switches in the center console? I have one switch that has gone bad and I can't...
Forum: Tech Help 05-04-2003, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By dnthomas
Thanks for all replies! I am going to try...

Thanks for all replies!

I am going to try the regulator first and then the alternator. I am also gonna check on the battery although I think it is less than 5 years old.

Thanks again
Forum: Tech Help 05-03-2003, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By dnthomas
suginami, Thanks a million! I appreciate your...

suginami,
Thanks a million! I appreciate your willingness to help, thanks again, I will have her get the alternator checked and replaced if necessary.
Forum: Tech Help 05-03-2003, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By dnthomas
Correction

she just advised me that the check engine light is not on it is the Brake light, ABS light and the battery light.

I should have said this is a 91' 560SEL

Thanks in advance for all replies.
Forum: Tech Help 05-03-2003, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By dnthomas
Question A little help please.....

I am out of town and my wife just called, says the battery, ABS and check engine lights came on when returning from a short trip to the store.

Two weeks ago I had the rear rotors replaced with new...
Forum: Tech Help 04-19-2003, 12:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By dnthomas
Just a word of thanks

Well I have had my 91 560SEL for about a year now and am still loving it! Many thanks are due to a lot of good folks on this forum for guiding me during my consideration of buying this vehicle and...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-22-2002, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By dnthomas
I was certainly glad to find my 91 560SEL, know...

I was certainly glad to find my 91 560SEL, know it will take $$$ but am willing to spend it to keep it in great shape and have a true classic MB Sedan!!!

Once again thanks to all on here who have...
Forum: Tech Help 07-20-2002, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,867
Posted By dnthomas
Was about to change accumulators (and probably...

Was about to change accumulators (and probably close to doing it anyway.) and had asked questions here. (By the way, I can't say how much I appreciate the folks on this board, have helped this first...
Forum: Tech Help 07-06-2002, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By dnthomas
After doins some serious checking while off on...

After doins some serious checking while off on the holiday, I found that the brake caliper was somewhat stuck and there was some rubbing but this did not solve the noise.

After lifting the car a...
Forum: Tech Help 06-28-2002, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By dnthomas
Maybe Left Rear?????

Thanks for all replies, just went out driving a bit and trying to discern the noise and was not successful. I drove on different surfaces and this had no effect on the noise. (myabe not tire noise?)...
Forum: Tech Help 06-28-2002, 12:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By dnthomas
I guess I should have also put that there is no...

I guess I should have also put that there is no change in the operating tempature, stays rock steady at around 80-85 which is where it has stayed unless stuck in heavy stop and go traffic.
...
Forum: Tech Help 06-27-2002, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By dnthomas
Question Front End Noise....Bearings?

Today I noticed, for the first time, a roaring type noise which seemed to come from the front end of the car. No noise when standing still or reving engine, only hear it when in motion and it has...
Forum: Tech Help 06-25-2002, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,911
Posted By dnthomas
Also thanks for all the replies, I finaly found...

Also thanks for all the replies, I finaly found the descriptin on my cd's and plan to get after this this weekend. :rolleyes:
Forum: Tech Help 06-25-2002, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By dnthomas
Thanks for all the replies :)

Thanks for all the replies :)
Forum: Tech Help 06-23-2002, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,911
Posted By dnthomas
Thanks for all the helpful info! I don't know...

Thanks for all the helpful info! I don't know what I would do as a first time MB owner without this forum.

I also noticed that I do not have the code for self-leveling suspension on my data card?...
Forum: Tech Help 06-23-2002, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By dnthomas
No self leveling? 91 560SEL??

First, thanks for the link!

I have been concerned that the self leveling suspension did not work. I had been told that the car had it as it was a 560SEL, however, I do not have the code for it on...
Forum: Tech Help 06-22-2002, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By dnthomas
Arrow Data Card

Anyone care to tell me what the codes mean on my data card? I know some of them but none on the lower part of the card.
Forum: Tech Help 06-22-2002, 01:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,911
Posted By dnthomas
560SEL rear suspension

1991 560 SEL, ride is quite bouncy in the rear. I have gotten a few suggestions and I am confused to say the least.

I had decided (per suggestions) that I need to replace the acuumulators. But,...
Forum: Tech Help 06-12-2002, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By dnthomas
Advice, assistance, small problem

I have a small problem with my 560SEL, it is the truck light. The car is new to me (1991) and while checking all the lights and switches etc., I found only the trunk light not working. I replaced the...
Forum: Southeast - US (AR,AL,FL,GA,KY,LA,MS,NC,SC,TN) 06-08-2002, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,059
Posted By dnthomas
Mississippi

Live n Hattiesburg, MS, wondered if anyone has recommendations for a good MB mechanic in either sout Mississippi or Alabama or anywhere within 100 miles or so.
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-02-2002, 11:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,173
Posted By dnthomas
This thread is interesting, had just put the...

This thread is interesting, had just put the thought of the factory phone in my 1991 560SEL out of my mind. But is there hope? Anyone???

See pic below:
Forum: Tech Help 06-02-2002, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,930
Posted By dnthomas
Thanks Mike, I somehow suspected you might (and...

Thanks Mike, I somehow suspected you might (and hoped) you would reply. Hope the 560 project is coming along great, I learned much from your posts. Thanks again
Forum: Tech Help 06-02-2002, 01:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,930
Posted By dnthomas
Yes I know these post are hated, now. I committed...

Yes I know these post are hated, now. I committed the cardinal newbie error and did not thouroughly do my search.

However, I hoped that my question was a little more specific and you answered...
Forum: Tech Help 06-02-2002, 01:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,930
Posted By dnthomas
Best Oil? Synthetic?

Wondering what suggestions you had for oil in my 91 560SEL? I know that this will probably garner differeing opinion and most intrested in wither or not synthetic oil was ok? and any concerns going...
Forum: Tech Help 06-01-2002, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By dnthomas
Well I think that you have hit on the problem....

Well I think that you have hit on the problem. Coolant level remains steady, temp seems to remain at 80-85 even on the hot days we have been geting here in Mississippi. Goes up to about 100 if in...
Forum: Tech Help 05-30-2002, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By dnthomas
Another white smoke question

Have a 91 560SEL, just got it a couple of weeks ago. It was suggested to me that I run a bottle of the Chevron fuel system cleaner through a tank of gas. I did this and started noticing a small puff...
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