420SEL TLC!

Mr George

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Hello, I am the new ( ish!) owner of a great old 420SEL from 1987 and as I progress through the works needed to get the car back to its old self after sitting fairly dormant for years now, thought it might be a good idea to join the forum and share any insight I may have and reach out for help too when I need it - and by the way things are going, I might just need that soon! I understand one or two of the injectors seem to be leaking and overfuelling the engine, but I need to find out which ones! Can anyone recommend a Merecedes specialist who can diagnose this - needs to be fairly near Glasgow I need someone who knows his or her stuff - and doesn't charge like the Light Brigade!
 

mikestrivens

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Hello, I am the new ( ish!) owner of a great old 420SEL from 1987 and as I progress through the works needed to get the car back to its old self after sitting fairly dormant for years now, thought it might be a good idea to join the forum and share any insight I may have and reach out for help too when I need it - and by the way things are going, I might just need that soon! I understand one or two of the injectors seem to be leaking and overfuelling the engine, but I need to find out which ones! Can anyone recommend a Merecedes specialist who can diagnose this - needs to be fairly near Glasgow I need someone who knows his or her stuff - and doesn't charge like the Light Brigade!

Nice car you've got, hello and welcome. I expect the Glasgow chapter will be along soon with recommendations.
 
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Mr George

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Thanks Mike! Yes, it is nice - and rarer than I thought according to How Many Left site - surely there can't be just 8 left on the road?!
 

mikestrivens

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There was 500SEL round at SPR Autos in Stockport when I took my W124 to be serviced and MOT'd today.
 

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Hello, I am the new ( ish!) owner of a great old 420SEL from 1987 and as I progress through the works needed to get the car back to its old self after sitting fairly dormant for years now, thought it might be a good idea to join the forum and share any insight I may have and reach out for help too when I need it - and by the way things are going, I might just need that soon! I understand one or two of the injectors seem to be leaking and overfuelling the engine, but I need to find out which ones! Can anyone recommend a Merecedes specialist who can diagnose this - needs to be fairly near Glasgow I need someone who knows his or her stuff - and doesn't charge like the Light Brigade!
Welcome, can we have some pics as it is restored?

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Mr George

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Will do. Interior is like new, so not much to do there thankfully.
 

John Laidlaw

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Welcome Mr George!
Merparts in Port Glasgow are your people for a proper Mercedes like that
Paul Mazzoni is the official technical advisor to the MB Club.
I think your car would be right up their street....
 
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Mr George

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Thank you John, sounds perfect. Will look them up - much appreciated.
 


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