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My friends 1981 380 SL is having a power window failure, I
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1981 MB 380 SL 1. Gas gauge not working. 2. Odometer not
1981 MB 380 SL 1. Gas gauge not working. 2. Odometer not working. 3. No instrument lights Thanks, ***** ***** *****@******.***… read more
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380 sl: Have a 1981 380 sl , took it apart and now putting
Have a 1981 380 sl , took it apart and now putting it together. Problem , put the front bumper in and can not find where the signal light wires are suppose to plug in at, I alreDy put the headlights i… read more
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380 SL: This question is autobody related. where may I find
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380 SL: Is, or was, MY 1984 380 SL eligible for correction
Is, or was, MY 1984 380 SL eligible for correction of timing chain problem(s) free-of-charge by Mercedes-Benz? Neighbor has for sale, MY 1984 380 SL, 180,000 miles, stored a few years following timing… read more
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Hard top on 1981 380 sl stuck...tang release seems too loose
Hard top on 1981 380 sl stuck. Have read instructions for the 1985 model but I'm unable to access the left truck hinge as it is designed differently than what is pictured. I'm able to release all four… read more
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1981 mercedes: start right..mile..crank..the intake it will start up
I own a 1981 mercedes 380 sl. the problem is if it sits for 8 hours or better it will start right up no problem. if i take it out and drive for a few mile and say stop to eat when i come out and try t… read more
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1982 mercedes 180: SL..gas and cranks..starts right..check valve
I have a 1982 Mecedes 380 SL,It is very hard to start after leaving the car set for 30 minutes it smells gas and cranks over before finally starting. You can leave the car set for a day or a week or a… read more
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1981 mercedes: It has been starving for fuel and hesitating
I am working on a 1981 mercedes 380 SL. It has been starving for fuel and hesitating. We replaced the filter back at the pump, then replaced the pump and then added a filter before the pump. The tank … read more
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sl..fuel injectors, 6 were leaking, fuel filter and warrmup regulator
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SL..It goes down tight at the latch but the gap..mechanism
I have a 1981 380 SL and cannot get the hood to go down far enough before it latches. It goes down tight at the latch but the gap on each side is too wide between the hood and the fenders. The height … read more
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1981 380 SL Roadster with 1985 engine..AIR FLOW METER
I have 1981 380 SL Roadster with 1985 engine, are there any incompatibility which I need to be aware of? How does an AIR FLOW METER affect / improve the running of the car? Thanks for your assistance… read more
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1981 mercedes: My turn signal blinks but then stops when I use it..sl
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replace the parking brake shoes and brake springs..wheel bearings
I have a 1981 380 SL. I am working on the rear end and I have learned that the rear end is a 560, reportedly a gray car. I need to replace the parking brake shoes and brake springs, and the wheel bear… read more
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brakes..recall on this model, that the bushings are going bad
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