Further to this I'll note not only will you need to replace the
engine wiring, it is also likely you'll replace the throttle
actuators (two) which have prices as much as $3000+ each, depending
of course who can acquire the parts for you. In reading on another
list it has been notice that replacement actuators after oh about 96
have different coloured wiring, leading one to
believe perhaps the wiring or part supplier changed things to the
better. If said vehicle has any cracked wiring instantly subtract $8K?
Lastly I'll note that some folks have discovered that right behind
the engine is a plastic water distribution device (dual mono-
valves?). That has a tendency now to crack (age/heat) and dump all
the coolant. It is a bit ugly to access for replacement, kind of
stick on engine, put engine in car, what you to remove it later? Why
is that firewall in the way.
In general you want to pay a bit extra for a 98 or 99, and ask about
the evap and wiring.
On 30-Jan-06, at 10:06 AM, BillR wrote:
Marshall and John - Thanks for the help. I'll continue with the
repitions, and try to get at that switch, and only consider VERY
140's or those with reworked wiring.
1983 300TDt 361k Kilometers (mobil 1 Delvac)
1990 300TDt 159k Kilometers (mobil 1 Delvac)
1993 500SEL 170k Kilometers (mobil 1 0w40)