Re: [MBZ] I found a 126

2006-01-08 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
yea, will be needing valve guides and seals soon.  Just comes down to 
price though.


Donald Snook wrote:


I found a VERY nice 1990 300SEL and am buying it. 122K miles -- perfect
condition, TONS of maintenance records, major suspension overall done
less than 20,000 miles ago.  

 


I have been scouring Ebay, Edmunds, my local paper, etc to find a really
nice 126.  I wanted an 87 300SDL but a low mileage version is priced WAY
too high and the ones that are reasonably priced are turds. I am sure
there are exceptions to this blanket statement, but that is what I have
found.  Because I couldn't find a diesel version, I took a leap of faith
and got a gasser. 

 

Here is a list of everything the PO has done in the last 18 months. 

 


New hood star, grille insert, headlight doors, and emblem (installed by
me). 
New steering shock. 
New valve cover gasket. 
Complete front brakes (calipers, pads, rotors, fluid lines, front wheel
bearings). 
Recent Bridgestone tires. 
Thermostat housing and thermostat. 
Blaupunkt San Diego CD32 CD/Radio. 
Vacuum pump (for door locks). 
Shifter bushings. 
Brake fluid pipes to rear brakes. 
New shock absorbers. 
Flex disk on drive shaft. 
A/C - new auxiliary fans, dryer, hose from dryer to expansion valve. 
Headlight wiper blades. 
Alignment, front pads at 102K. 
New thrust arm bearings (left  right). 
New lower ball joints and ABS sending units (left  right). 
New tie rod assemblies (left  right). 
New upper control arms (left  right). 
New center link. 
New transmission cooler lines. 
New lower control arm bushings (left  right). 
New thrust arm mount bushings (left  right). 
New radiator. 
New A/C compressor clutch. 
New windshield wiper transmission 
New alternator


 


I can't really see anything else this car might need.  Any suggestions?

 


Donald H. Snook

1990 300SEL 122K arriving shortly. 


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Re: [MBZ] I found a 126

2006-01-08 Thread Sunil Hari
sounds like a winner - where did you find it?  and where is it coming from?

On 1/8/06, Donald Snook [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I found a VERY nice 1990 300SEL and am buying it. 122K miles -- perfect
 condition, TONS of maintenance records, major suspension overall done
 less than 20,000 miles ago.



 I have been scouring Ebay, Edmunds, my local paper, etc to find a really
 nice 126.  I wanted an 87 300SDL but a low mileage version is priced WAY
 too high and the ones that are reasonably priced are turds. I am sure
 there are exceptions to this blanket statement, but that is what I have
 found.  Because I couldn't find a diesel version, I took a leap of faith
 and got a gasser.



 Here is a list of everything the PO has done in the last 18 months.



 New hood star, grille insert, headlight doors, and emblem (installed by
 me).
 New steering shock.
 New valve cover gasket.
 Complete front brakes (calipers, pads, rotors, fluid lines, front wheel
 bearings).
 Recent Bridgestone tires.
 Thermostat housing and thermostat.
 Blaupunkt San Diego CD32 CD/Radio.
 Vacuum pump (for door locks).
 Shifter bushings.
 Brake fluid pipes to rear brakes.
 New shock absorbers.
 Flex disk on drive shaft.
 A/C - new auxiliary fans, dryer, hose from dryer to expansion valve.
 Headlight wiper blades.
 Alignment, front pads at 102K.
 New thrust arm bearings (left  right).
 New lower ball joints and ABS sending units (left  right).
 New tie rod assemblies (left  right).
 New upper control arms (left  right).
 New center link.
 New transmission cooler lines.
 New lower control arm bushings (left  right).
 New thrust arm mount bushings (left  right).
 New radiator.
 New A/C compressor clutch.
 New windshield wiper transmission
 New alternator



 I can't really see anything else this car might need.  Any suggestions?



 Donald H. Snook

 1990 300SEL 122K arriving shortly.

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Re: [MBZ] I found a 126

2006-01-08 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Wow!  replacing so many parts that for most last around 200k miles seems 
either odd or the previous owner was obsessive about maintenance.  Sounds 
like this is as close to new that you can get in a used car


Werner

- Original Message - 
From: Donald Snook [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 2:13 PM
Subject: [MBZ] I found a 126



I found a VERY nice 1990 300SEL and am buying it. 122K miles -- perfect
condition, TONS of maintenance records, major suspension overall done
less than 20,000 miles ago.



I have been scouring Ebay, Edmunds, my local paper, etc to find a really
nice 126.  I wanted an 87 300SDL but a low mileage version is priced WAY
too high and the ones that are reasonably priced are turds. I am sure
there are exceptions to this blanket statement, but that is what I have
found.  Because I couldn't find a diesel version, I took a leap of faith
and got a gasser.



Here is a list of everything the PO has done in the last 18 months.



New hood star, grille insert, headlight doors, and emblem (installed by
me).
New steering shock.
New valve cover gasket.
Complete front brakes (calipers, pads, rotors, fluid lines, front wheel
bearings).
Recent Bridgestone tires.
Thermostat housing and thermostat.
Blaupunkt San Diego CD32 CD/Radio.
Vacuum pump (for door locks).
Shifter bushings.
Brake fluid pipes to rear brakes.
New shock absorbers.
Flex disk on drive shaft.
A/C - new auxiliary fans, dryer, hose from dryer to expansion valve.
Headlight wiper blades.
Alignment, front pads at 102K.
New thrust arm bearings (left  right).
New lower ball joints and ABS sending units (left  right).
New tie rod assemblies (left  right).
New upper control arms (left  right).
New center link.
New transmission cooler lines.
New lower control arm bushings (left  right).
New thrust arm mount bushings (left  right).
New radiator.
New A/C compressor clutch.
New windshield wiper transmission
New alternator



I can't really see anything else this car might need.  Any suggestions?



Donald H. Snook

1990 300SEL 122K arriving shortly.





Re: [MBZ] I found a 126

2006-01-08 Thread Donald Snook
Sunil wrote:

 

sounds like a winner - where did you find it?  and where is it coming
from?

 

It does look like a nice car, I am very impressed with the Previous
Owner's maintenance. I think he was very ANAL in keeping everything
perfect. He has documented records that show that he spent over $10,000
in repairs and maintenance in the last 18 months.  I found it on e-bay.
I did not buy it on e-bay. It did not sell, so I contacted him and we
worked out a deal.  The car is Tampa, so I will have to have it shipped.


  

Donald H. Snook

1990 300SEL arriving soon. 



Re: [MBZ] I found a 126

2006-01-08 Thread Donald Snook
Werner wrote:

 

Wow!  replacing so many parts that for most last around 200k miles
seems 

either odd or the previous owner was obsessive about maintenance.
Sounds 

like this is as close to new that you can get in a used car

 

I agree that many of the parts seem premature. I asked him about this.
He said he bought the car three years ago with 76,000 miles.  He said he
always wanted a LWB 126 and set about turning it into a perfect car.  He
and his wife quit their old jobs and started (are you ready for this) a
church organ business. Isn't that wild?   At any rate, he said his
business has taken off and he is traveling to construction sites and
trying to use his wife's mini-van for hauling stuff.  So, he is
replacing the benz with an SUV that can haul and tow and drive around
construction sites with pipe-organ parts.  

 

He said when he started the suspension work, he was just going to do
shocks. He ended up rebuilding the entire suspension because if you are
going to do part of it, you might as well do it all.  Great philosophy
for a previous owner (I mean great for me). 

 

Donald H. Snook

McDonald, Tinker, Skaer, Quinn  Herrington, P.A. 

300 West Douglas

P.O. Box 207

Wichita, Kansas 67201 0207

Tel. (316) 263-5851

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Re: [MBZ] I found a 126

2006-01-08 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Donald - if he's any good at pipe organs, then he is a meticulous guy.  And 
as long as he had adequate cash on hand, it certainly was nice of him to 
just open his wallet and throw new parts at the car.   My only question 
would be IF there was a need to do a lot of this work, then the car either 
had a rolled back odometer, or the car was abused, or he had a fast talking 
shade tree mechanic giving him advice.  In any case, you benefit from his 
largesse!

(you did do a VIN check, right?)
Werner

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From: Donald Snook [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] I found a 126



Werner wrote:



Wow!  replacing so many parts that for most last around 200k miles
seems

either odd or the previous owner was obsessive about maintenance.
Sounds

like this is as close to new that you can get in a used car



I agree that many of the parts seem premature. I asked him about this.
He said he bought the car three years ago with 76,000 miles.  He said he
always wanted a LWB 126 and set about turning it into a perfect car.  He
and his wife quit their old jobs and started (are you ready for this) a
church organ business. Isn't that wild?   At any rate, he said his
business has taken off and he is traveling to construction sites and
trying to use his wife's mini-van for hauling stuff.  So, he is
replacing the benz with an SUV that can haul and tow and drive around
construction sites with pipe-organ parts.



He said when he started the suspension work, he was just going to do
shocks. He ended up rebuilding the entire suspension because if you are
going to do part of it, you might as well do it all.  Great philosophy
for a previous owner (I mean great for me).



Donald H. Snook