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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, Convertible
May 04, 2009 (3:55 pm)
I was under the impression that AMG was a high performance group that took Benzes and tricked them out with high perf engines plus other luxury items...I believe they used to be an independent group, and I think Mercedes simply bought them and brought them in-house so that they could make their own HP cars...
This is subject to someone who may know much more than I think I do...but I am pretty sure that AMG cars, esp from 1991, were probably higher perf than the same standard car from MB...
#758 of 786 Mercedes SL500 tow hook cover
May 14, 2009 (6:52 am)
Does anyone know where I can purchase a front bumper - passenger side, tow eye cover for my 1997 Mercedes SL500?
#759 of 786 oil leak in the strangest place
Jun 11, 2009 (3:06 pm)
I have a 92 500SL which recently started leaking oil from above the front window. It is leaking down the visor support and rear view mirror. It leaks freely when top is raised or lowered. Does anyone know if there is a resivore, will it damage the top mechanics, will it run out of oil and finally; what is the fix? I have ruined several pairs of pants.
#760 of 786 Re: Do these cars have a shut down mechanism? [leroy10]
Jun 21, 2009 (6:30 am)
Had a MB that would stop when warmed up Similar to what you describe. I ha to replce the ignition coil. Problem solved.
#763 of 786 Unable to Diagnose Noise Which Occurs at about 45 MPH
Jul 04, 2009 (6:39 pm)
On a 2002 SL 500, there is a noise near 45 MPH that sounds like the brakes dragging. Mercedes and a tire dealer said it was caused by tire noise. The car has the one directional, non-rotatable tires, rear larger dia than front. Put on new set of Dunlop tires and the noise did not change.
Doesn't seem this could be tire noise, especially since new tires did not change the noise. Could be a wheel bearing or what else?
#764 of 786 Re: oil leak in the strangest place [92benzo]
Jul 13, 2009 (4:27 am)
There is one on each side - hydraulic fluid reservoirs for the retactable hard top. If one is leaking, it is best to replace both side at the same time. Cost ~ $400 each.
#765 of 786 Re: windscreens [guilty]
Oct 25, 2009 (3:23 pm)
No, you cannot get a Mercedes wind deflector fixed at any hardware store, as it's a factory stamped process. Many clams they had done this but never supplied any pix of there achievement. I like any to post pix if they did replaced or know anyone that did.
#766 of 786 Re: oil leak in the strangest place [sl55_driver]
Oct 26, 2009 (3:12 am)
Droplets of oil from the front of the top near the windshield leaked on both sides of my wife's previous 1999 SL500 on the leather seats. The cylinders were replaced by an independent repair shop for a fraction of what Mercedes dealers charge.