sl280

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    Spare wheel lugs for SL280

    Hoping someone can advise - after a puncture I found I did not have wheel lugs for my spare steel wheel, as they need to be longer than those for the AMG alloys fitted to the car. Local Mercedes dealer no use at all, said only available with new car and cannot recommended substitutes as damage...
  2. Sylvo

    Sl280 r129

    I know this is a long shot considering the potentials. Have developed a tiny drip which has pretty much drained the water/coolant over about a two week period. The radiator light came on a couple of times which alerted me to it originally. I topped up but a few days later after a run of about 80...
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    NEW Hella Radiator for R129 SL320 SL280 £155

    OEM ORIGINAL HELLA Radiator for R129 SL320 or SL280 (all years) This is OEM fitment £155 collected from Solihull, West Midlands £10 UPS courier delivery This is over £300 from Mercedes Benz Hella Part No: 8MK 376 711-091 MERCEDES-BENZ Part Number: 12 95 0 012 03 12 95 0...
  4. R129Melvin

    R129 SL280 - is it really slow?

    Looking to add another one to the fleet for my brother. I have an SL500 which likes a drink but I'd be grateful if anyone can give experiences of the 280. Is it smooth? And is it very underpowered or not too bad? He's quite keen on a 1999 SL280 he has seen.
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    Starting Error R129 SL280

    Hi guys, I have a 2000 SL280 R129, I left it running on the drive the other day (it's off the road so I do this once a week), I forgot to shut it down and since there was only a small amount of fuel it ran out and sat with the ignition in the 'ON' position from then on. When I found it the...
  6. S

    Buying SL280 R129 - No Hardtop??

    Hi all, First post here as hopefully a soon to be owner of an R129 SL. I've seen what appears to be a cracking 2001 SL280 special edition in dark green with beige leather. It's being bought from a trader and the only downside is there is no hardtop with the car. Is this a big issue? I presume...
  7. T

    R129 SL280 driver's door interior trim beige

    I'm looking for the complete driver's door interior trim in beige for my wife's SL280 1997 R129. Also seeking an interior rearview mirror, same colour - loads of people have told me the surround cracks on the lower RHS of the mirror housing, and sure enough that's where it's gone. Anyone breaking?
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    SL280 and SL350 advice please

    Hi All Pretty new to all this forum stuff but wanted to ask about 1970's and 1980's SL280 or SL350 classic merc I am looking to buy an old one either 1970's or 1980's I find that the 70's ones seem cheaper is there any reason for this? Any help or advice would be great. Cheers:thumb:
  9. R

    1994 mercedes sl280 - 85000 miles - £5700 ono

    1994 Mercedes SL280 convertible with Hard Top (R129 model) 85,000 Miles 4 speed adaptive automatic gearbox, 2.8L 193hp straight six which is a lovely smooth, very fast engine. The body is in incredible condition for a 20 year old car, Carmine Red and looking gorgeous with beige...
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    1999 R129 SL280 Oil Light Continuously Amber - Faulty Oil Level Sender Unit?

    Hello all. The Oil Light is glowing Amber continuously. The Oil level is correct and there are no Oil leaks. The car has only covered 65k. It sounds like a faulty Oil Level Sender Unit to me but could it be something else? Where is the Oil Level Sender Unit located and how easy or hard is...
  11. S

    Thinking of buying R129 SL280

    Hi all, long time since I posted, since had to part with my W124 E300D's (Now have company CRV) however I just cannot get the MB thing out of my head and am now planning to buy an R129 SL280 v6 "For my wife". I looked at the bigger engined and newer models of the SL but to be honest they are...
  12. S

    Locating a replacement hardtop for my topless sl280

    need some advice on getting a hardtop for my SL R129 1998 I tried one from ebay today, not the right colour but intended to repspray. Green with a silver top didn't look that bad actually but not as good as an all green will. The car wouldn't accept the roof, ie red light stayed on and...
  13. N

    SL280 Audio question

    I've just acquired a May 2000 SL280 but don't have a manual for the audio system. Does anyone have any idea how to turn off the TP traffic priority setting? I'm not sure what model it is but it has radio, CD, and basic Sat Nav. Many thanks Nanda
  14. fast28

    SL280 to SL55 conversion

    Hi, I don't usually post much on this site but I see there are a lot of fellow-minded people who like to "have a go" at making their Mercedes a bit different from the rest. I thought I would document as much as possible the process of transplanting an AMG 55 engine into my 2000 R129 SL280 V6...
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    Possible SL280 Purchase

    An SL280 has been permanantly parked a couple of bays beyond mine for over 7 years in a secure basement garage. I am considering contacting the owner, who currently lives abroad, with a view to making an offer to purchase the car. I have established that the car is a 1980 model though all...
  16. Colgate

    R107 sl280 fuel pump relay

    Hi, Can anyone advise me on the location of the fuel pump relay please? Also if possible a photo of what i am looking for..... Got the old girl running by powering up the fuel pump directly so just need to suss out the relay Many thanks in advance :thumb: Col
  17. D

    oil pressure sl280

    Hi, ive noticed that my oil pressure gauge stays on number 3 and does not move unless engine is turned off. In the book it says the needle should move when revving the engine, is this correct or should it stay at position 3 on the dial? Its a SL280 1997. Any help on this would be great. Thanks...
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    sl280 oil pressure

    Hi, ive noticed that my oil pressure gauge stays on number 3 and does not move unless engine is turned off. In the book it says the needle should move when revving the engine, is this correct or should it stay at position 3 on the dial? Its a SL280 1997. Any help on this would be great. Thanks...
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    Sl280 triple black owner, hi!

    Hello everyone, never joined a forum before. Hoping someone can answer a question for me. dannyspark Hi, Dont suppose anyone knows or would know where to find this info. I would like to find out how many r129 sl280's were sold in uk and more specifically how many are black paint, black...
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    Sl280, how rare?

    Hi, Dont suppose anyone knows or would know where to find this info. I would like to find out how many r129 sl280's were sold in uk and more specifically how many are black paint, black leather and black roof. I know the sl280 is fairly rare I just wanted to know how many there are in this...
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