1. M

    R129 500sl Overheating in Traffic

    Hello everyone. I'm new to the club. I'm having an overheating problem with my car when in traffic the temperature goes up to 115. So far I replaced the water pump, radiator, thermostat, all three switches, viscous fan, belt, tensioner. I also done the test for CO2. There's no coolant...
  2. H

    Hi all...

    Joined last night, I'm not a mechanic and I do not know much about cars but I'm learning fast...:( (I wish) I'm new to MBclub and I'll keep annoying all of you by asking stupid questions on HOW TO DO THINGS... Starting now :D Today I'm going to change back from K&N to standard air filters on...
  3. D

    crazy price for w129 500sl pre facelift even for a minter

    1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL - 21,102 Miles From New - FSH - Exceptional | eBay
  4. BAZ-500SL

    How to bleed mercedes r129 500sl cooling system

    Ello guys a quick question how do I bleed the cooling system for air in my r129 500sl it's a 1990, TIA
  5. BAZ-500SL

    M119.960 r129 500sl thermostat

    Hello guys, after a good few years in storage and occasionally being started I have noticed the temperature gauge climbing 80+ towards 120, I have tried to stop the running radiator fan with cardboard but it keeps going, so I think it could be the thermostat, I will however drain and flush the...
  6. T

    R107 500SL vacuum system

    Hi all, I really need some help trying to fathom the whole vacuum system on my 1983 500SL. I have just aquired the car after the previous owner passed away. He was part way through a bit of renovation and the car had to be thrown together a bit to sell. Most things I can sort out, but I...
  7. Zonergem

    R129 500SL - Brake Booster Hose problem - your advice please

    Newly-acquired project car - 1992 129.066 500SL, RHD, M119.960 engine, 113k miles. Trying to remove the airbox assembly for inspection yesterday and even though I tried to be careful I had a mishap.:fail See video https://youtu.be/XmyfiEamCtQ It's the check valve, isn't it? Could...
  8. S

    R129 500sl roof problem help! Help!

    Help everyone, I have a 1992 500SL that has been very well maintained all its life, last year it developed a fault on the roof operation, basically intermittent operation all together. Hill Farm Garage near Winchester fitted a new hood controller and it was perfect until i dug it out of...
  9. BAZ-500SL

    Mercedes r129 500sl electrics not working

    Hello guys need some help, after being parked up for a long time and being started often, my mercedes has decided to play up, first the left hand side indicator stayed illuminated when battery was connected , after removing the n10 relay and re fitting it, it still stayed illuminated till, I...
  10. G

    500SL R129 - Still Immobilised...

    Hi there, I posted last year about my poorly SL - it's a 1990 with the MBSS and UK immobiliser. I've still got the non-starting issue with it. About time I got it sorted for summer! Basically- I think the immobiliser has its knickers in a twist as the engine will turn over but won't start. The...
  11. SG1

    R107 500SL Lorinser Wheel Fitment

    Hi everyone, I have a 1987 500SL which has the standard 15" alloys fitted. The original sizes are 7JX15 ET25 with 205/65R15 tyres. I have a set of Lorinser LO alloys which I've wanted to fit for years. The rears are 9JX16 ET10 and fit perfectly. Problem is the front alloys which are 7JX16...
  12. H

    Newbie after R129 500SL

    Hi all, i'm after an R129 500SL max budget approx. 10k. If you are thinking of selling or know anyone who is i'd be grateful if you could point them in my direction. Many thanks H
  13. Darrell

    500sl w129 I think

    I've always liked these so I'm going to start looking for one over the next few months. I would like the 500 but will look at the smaller engines if the condition and price is good. £10000 is the limit. I need some hints, tips and advice please.
  14. G

    1992 r129 500sl driver side electric window fault

    Hi, hope someone can help me. I've just recently bought this 92 500sl, yesterday without warning the drivers side window simply refused to come down, its worked for the first month of ownership, as has the soft top. Now the window won't lower & the soft top just comes up halfway & stops ...
  15. G

    R129 1991 500SL Turns Over But Will not Fire

    Hi there Been a while! I hope everyone is well? I've got a problem with my SL - I suspect it is immobiliser related but hope someone can offer me some advice. I went to start my car earlier and as it has been a while, I let the immobiliser kick in so the engine would turn and not fire. I...
  16. grahamcjones

    1993 500SL Bracing bars?

    Hi I am in process of getting my 1993 500SL on the road for summer having been last used in 2010. When I put it up on my restoration ramps last week to change brake pipes I noticed a large amount flaking paint / surface rust had appeared on the attached Brace / Bar, question is what is this...
  17. KNU7S

    Mercedes 500sl 1992 blue been stood for 5 years

    I have this 1992 Mercedes 500sl I bought it with the intention of keeping it but I just don't have the time! It has been stood for 5 years but with a charged battery started easily, fitted new caps and arms, no mot and the brakes will need work as it has been sat. Does need the bonnet and...
  18. Gurd63

    Mercedes R107 300SL 500SL

    Morning all, I'm looking for a R107 300SL or 500SL. If a 500, I'd prefer a facelift. I don't mind a car which need restoring/tidying up. Good history ect is a bonus. My budget is up to £18,000, price depending on if the car does/doesn't need work. Kind regards.
  19. MB-SL500

    Haynes Manual 1982 500SL

    Does anyone have, or know where I can pick up a Haynes manual for my 107? Have looked in the normal places online!
  20. S

    92 R129 500sl won't start

    Hi everyone, I have a 92 R129 500sl that I have serviced extensively, rotors and caps, plugs and filters, it has been perfect all summer and autumn, I haven't been using it much over the last couple of months but have been starting it every two weeks or so and it has always started flawlessly ...
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