Mine is a 95 S500, which means it has a 722. This is usually the V12 6. Head rests go up and down, but when people use the buttons and play with them, sometimes they bring them down too far, and break the clip that controls the headrest. Had done a fair bit of research on the W140 before purchasing it and was careful to choose a good car. This also depends on the location you live.
No question the Tesla is faster than the V12. Found this beauty which is in almost perfect condition overall except for the expected wear and tear items like the bushes and suspension. I mean to the bone. The rest are stupid problems that might cost a bunch if you abuse your car. Do it only once in 3-4 years, and you should be fine. Use your hand, and someone press the button and flip em in and out a few times.
Mirrors don't get used, lose the lubrication, and get stuck or move only an inch when you want to fold them. This is not usually a forward problem, but the reverse slipping. Due to its heavy weight, wear and tear of the main bearings needs extra attention, same with the transmission and motor. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. .
DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. The smoothness of the engine at slow spend is about the same, but as far as ride smoothness, road noise, and seating comfort Kent feels his S600 is the winner. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. This is due to the reverse clutch plate, aka the B3 plate wearing out fast. Usually having only one bank working and running only on 6 cylinders instead of 12.
The S500 I have is fully loaded to the bone. The 91-95 have almost same transmissions. Additional info from what I know: The W140, the S600 and S500 comes standard with hydraulic suspensions in the back. It is commanding on the road and other motorist give way when they see it coming up in their rear mirrors! Pre 95 W140's are known for bad electrical system, cables melting etc. I look forward too many years of trouble free usage of this excellent S320L. I read the 6 cylinder 3.
The V12 also has some common running problems. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. Having owned a W126 before this car, I can say that this is better than the W126 in many aspects. Yes Review Date: 1st March, 2007. Evap problems - The nightmare of all W140's.
He relates his experience as he drives down the road in his 1995 Mercedes C140 S600 Coupe. To fix the problem, you need to solder a resistor 1000 ohms which triggers the fans at 90 degrees instead of 100. This will make your car run cooler. Yes Review Date: 14th September, 2010 Faults: Interior display lights fail occasionally due to faulty lighting contact. No need to drop the motor, only remove the muffler and the tranny drops right out. Both these tranny's might fit on the motor, but they are for a newer production W140 96-99 and will not work with your pre-96 version. Following the instructions, will help you take everything apart in 2 hours.
Window regulators, I only got the car with the driver's side regulator broken. A swap might be possible, but I would have to check myself before I rebuild my transmission this winter. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Some W140s have bulletproof glass. This is due the drivers actually not folding their mirrors in when they park the car.