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a question for the experts on crumbly looms, do the earliest w129 sl 500 have this issue, I am thinking the very early cars 1989-91
 

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a question for the experts on crumbly looms, do the earliest w129 sl 500 have this issue, I am thinking the very early cars 1989-91
It only applied to certain engines,,, I cannot remember which ones, but someone will know
 

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The really early cars with KE injection don't suffer from wiring loom issues. My 1991 car doesn't seem to have any crumbling wiring insulation :)
 

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The really early cars with KE injection don't suffer from wiring loom issues. My 1991 car doesn't seem to have any crumbling wiring insulation :)

On the 124 Richard it only applied to 1 engine and I was pretty sure the same with the 129, was it the 24v
 

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My fathers 1995 w124 M104 powered E320 has the problem. I have already supplied him with loom repair kits for the coilpacks.
 
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I know it was the facelift petrol engines in the w124, the m104 3.2 in particular but not the 3.0 litre version of the m104 as this was ke-jet.
 

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I know it was the facelift petrol engines in the w124, the m104 3.2 in particular but not the 3.0 litre version of the m104 as this was ke-jet.

I would say that was near enough :D:D
 
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but I don't no the differences for the 5 litre v8, so still need guidance;)
 
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from "classic and performance car";
"Engine management and injection systems evolved, with the earliest cars using a mechanical fuel injection (K/KE-Jetronic), changing to sequential LH Jetronic in October 1992 then Motronic."
 
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KE has its issues, but compared to LH and Motronic they are wonderfully simple. Are you looking to add to your fleet?

I missed out on an early 500 a few months ago but if I get the chance I think it will be the ke-jet version for me, and in the round less thirsty than the g-wagen
 

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I think that the 119 is more economical than the 113, I have had both
 

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I had an early 140 s500 and that had a totally shot engine loome. I dont imagine any will be immune completely, best to check each specific example.

Malcolm, im supprised what you say about economy, I found it the other way around, the 119 much thirstier than the 113 (not the one with the shot loome, that doesnt count!)
 

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I had an early 140 s500 and that had a totally shot engine loome. I dont imagine any will be immune completely, best to check each specific example.

Malcolm, im supprised what you say about economy, I found it the other way around, the 119 much thirstier than the 113 (not the one with the shot loome, that doesnt count!)

I have the 119 in my 140 and that easily returns 30mpg, Ok it is the 140 but still pulls this heavy car very well.
 

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I had a CL500 with the 119 and really struggled to get it up towards 30, and the e55 was alot easier to get over 30. Still, I suppose its not really the point of buying a V8!
 

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My 119 is the 420, I typed it wrong, maybe the difference :(
 
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