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    R107 280SL workshop Manual

    Hi all, Have just acquired a 1982 R107 280SL and am now on the lookout for a workshop manual to assist with a couple of jobs that I need doing to her, can anyone out there advise on a possible source, I've seen a couple of Haynes manuals but they only seem to cover the V8 models. Many...
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    HELP - R107 original interior door sticker

    Hi All I'm the proud owner of a beautiful gold SL380 convertible. Unfortunately my ridiculous Mercedes garage when MOT'ing the car took it upon themselves to remove a sticker from the inside of the door shut and replace it with a awful modern sticker advertising their garage telephone...
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    Looking for R107 mechanic in south london

    Hi all, New to this site but am looking to find a mechanic in South London for my 380SL. Got an oil leak plus when I last took her out she was stuck in 1st gear and would not kick down. There are one or two other issues and would like to find a mechanic who could deal with the problems and...
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    Look for R107 in south london

    Hi all, New to this site but am looking to find a mechanic in South London for my 380SL. Got an oil leak plus when I last took her out she was stuck in 1st gear and would not kick down. There are one or two other issues and would like to find a mechanic who could deal with the problems and...
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    R107 SL Floor mats

    First time poster! Any recommendations for a good set of colour matched R107 floor mats? All help very much appreciated!
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    R107 Front Valance Removal

    Hi Guys, If anybody can advise me how to remove the lower front valance off my 87 300SL I would appreciate it. I have some slats broken on the lower grill that sits within the valance, so Im hoping to be able to take the valance off, and then remove that grill. But it looks the grill is...
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    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...
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    R107 ignition barrel

    I have a 280sl 1983, Sunday neither of the two keys would turn in the barrel, apparently a common problem, however unless you can turn the key to the A position you can't remove the barrel, leaving you no alternative but to take off the complete steering lock. After an hour or so I did get a...
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    R107 owners please help!!

    https://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/bodywork/224357-r107-roof-tonneau-flap.html Many thanks in advance
  10. Calcifer

    1988 R107 300SL - Won't start, fuel pump relay?

    Hello A friend of mine owns a 1988 300SL and it's refusing to fire up. I have read some place before that the fuel pump relay could be the cause? Anyone else had a similar issue or could help diagnose what it may be? Thank you very much
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    R107 roof tonneau flap

    Help! Hi guys. i am in a bit of bother. the soft top is raised on my R107, but i cannot put it down because i cannot raise the roof cover flap. i have done it before, but now when i try turning the levers on the left rear interior, they just do not release the cover. :wallbash: Has the cable...
  12. Calcifer

    R107 500 SL at Bonhams. Anyone's here?

    Going to Spa race weekend in about 10 days and saw this for sale with Bonhams. UK plates, belongs to a member here? Not sure how to link photos. Bonhams : 1987 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Convertible with Hardtop Chassis no. WDB107461A069449 Engine no. 117964 12 002895
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    R107 300SL Wanted

    I'm after a R107 300 SL preferably in dark blue or silver. Posting here because I'd like an enthusiast-owned car that's been looked after and had money spent on it. Budget is up to £15k. I'm not a messer, dreamer or tyre-kicker and have immediate funds available for the right car...
  14. slfanuk

    R107 Engine Swap

    Hi, I'm a 'newbie' on the site but far from a newbie when it comes to all things cars. This however is my first MB project and I thought I might save my time by asking if someone has gone before me and can help me "out plan the foul ups", if you know what I mean. In short, I have had an...
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    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...
  16. Calcifer

    R107 Tyre Spec - Help Required Please

    Hello, I have a 1988 R107 500SL (EU MODEL, LHD) I would like to have the tyres changed but unsure on the OEM factory specification. Currently the car has; 225/55/16 all around Michelin Tyres Mercedes dealers say they can supply AVON tyres. Would the OEM specification be...
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    Oil leak - r107 300sl Mercedes

    Grateful for some help! Fired up 300sl tonight and some very light smoke from under bonnet Popped bonnet and only sign of oil is as below... any idea where its coming from??
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    R107 SL500 Fuel Pump Relay

    Thought I'd share.... So, last year I started having the usual issues with the fuel pump relay - basically, when you turn the key, you don't hear the whoosh of the fuel pump, and the engine turns but obviously it doesn't start as the fuel pump isn't on. I took the relay out, re-soldered it...
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    Wanted Hardtop Mercedes SL 450 R107 ASAP

    Hi everyone, If you have some information about who wants to sell the hardtop, please let me know. You can reach me at 07376101442 or email me at edwin.suntoro@yahoo.com. Thanks mate! cheers!
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    R107 bulkhead / firewall rust. Has anyine repaired it? Need help pls

    Hello I am trying to repair my '73 450SL but it is getting the better if me. If anyone has repaired the firewall rust, please let me know how you did it. I have repairable rust in the plenum chamber and I don't need the bulkhead kit. I do have rust in the 2 layers of metal in front of it...
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