Speaking of evaporator failures, wonder if anyone knows when MB
recognized the error of their ways and reinforced this weak link? Was
it 96 or so?

Which also leads to the thought that perhaps the early 92 and up
replacements were not reinforced?


On 1/30/06, John M McIntosh <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 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
> > numerous
> > repitions, and try to get at that switch, and only consider VERY
> > well priced
> > 140's or those with reworked wiring.
> > BillR
> > -----Original Message-----
> John
> 1983 300TDt  361k Kilometers (mobil 1 Delvac)
> 1990 300TDt  159k Kilometers (mobil 1 Delvac)
> 1993 500SEL 170k Kilometers (mobil 1 0w40)
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John Freer
Palm Springs, CA
1992 500 SEL 140K "Stardust"
1985 380SL 145K "Blue Belle"

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