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Forum: Mercedes SL - R107

Mercedes-Benz forum for the early Mercedes SL roadster and coupe models.
Model years: 1971 - 1989
Model designation: SL 280, SL 300, SL 350, SLC
Chassis code: R107

  1. How to find R107 with manual transmission

    Hello, Starting today I'm seriously looking for a R107. :) However I need some advice because I'm very picky: I want the manual transmission...

    Started by zajo‎, 10-06-2008 01:47 PM
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    10-20-2015, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  2. 1973 450sl bucking at highway speed

    Purchased a nice 73 Mercedes 450sl. We have done a complete tune up, checked fuel pressure under load, new coil , checked throttle position sensor...

    Started by jimmymike‎, 03-28-2014 05:20 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-20-2015, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  3. 1981 Mercedes 380SL Grey Market

    I am trying to figure out how much my Mercedes is worth. Its a 1981 Mercedes 380 SL roadster, with a soft top/ hard top/convertible. Its grey...

    Started by diamonddeb44‎, 06-13-2013 08:03 AM
    4-speed, grey market
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  4. AMG upgrades

    Can anyone give me a DETAILED list of the upgrades AMG offered for the r107; specifically th e450 sl? I know that the following were offered: ...

    Started by besman‎, 10-07-2009 03:57 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-14-2012, 08:38 PM Go to last post
  5. 83 euro 280SL clutch adjustment

    I have a 1983 euro 280sl. I believe the clutch cable needs to be adjusted. How do I go about that? Is it worth doing it myself or have a mechanic do...

    Started by GroundHog‎, 09-24-2012 09:26 AM
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    09-24-2012, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  6. Help me Wake up this 76 450SL

    Good morning all, Thank you CD for your info on my last post. A refresher on my 1976 450SL project. It was delivered from the charity foundation...

    Started by 450SL1976‎, 07-22-2008 11:31 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-14-2012, 04:23 PM Go to last post
  7. 1976 450 SL --starting problem

    I recently bought this car and it hadn't been driven since 2010 when he drove it from Calif. to Ark. While in storage a mouse got under the hood and...

    Started by aucaster‎, 08-14-2012 03:59 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  8. 1973 450SL Parts Diagrams

    I am trying to finish out a 1973 450SL. The previous owner did the major stuff - paint and interior, but left a LOT of small things off. I am not...

    Started by queenofcanvas‎, 07-30-2012 08:57 PM
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  9. 83 euro 280SL idle wont hold

    I have a euro 1983 280sl. Noticed the idle running very slow once warmed up. The other day I heard a pop when starting. Now when engine is cold it...

    Started by GroundHog‎, 07-01-2012 11:19 AM
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  10. Sluggish acceleration

    I have an '85 380SL. when it is cold the acceleration is very sluggish. Once it warms up it is fine. Any ideas where to look? TIA

    Started by SFShark‎, 06-01-2012 07:13 PM
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  11. 1973 350sl

    I have recently replaced the ignition amplifier in my mercedes 350 sl it is the older type car with the electronic fuel injection . after replacing...

    Started by los6466‎, 07-02-2009 07:44 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-20-2012, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  12. 1989 560 sl

    I just purchased a1989 Mercedes 560 SL . I am realy enjoying it. I am having trouble adjusting the front seats back and forth. I have looked at the...

    Started by hooknladder‎, 04-26-2012 06:55 PM
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    04-26-2012, 06:55 PM Go to last post
  13. R107 '84 model tail light

    Looking for offside rear tail light, part no. P MA107 820 37 64, and sender flasher, part no. P MA000 821 10 63, for my '83 manufactured 280 sl r107....

    Started by Domgsy‎, 03-11-2012 09:08 AM
    1983 sl, 280sl, mercedes benz parts, r107, rear tail light
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    03-22-2012, 12:49 PM Go to last post
  14. Anything special about front Rotors on SL380?

    Admittedly, this is a nube question, but let me ask it. Elderly neighbor asked me to help him find the caliper bolts so he could change out the...

    Started by bamaboy473‎, 04-19-2011 08:40 AM
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  15. '71 350SL Retrofit steel wheels

    Hi. I'm looking to give my 71 350SL an "old style" look using original steel pressed wheels with centre hub caps. Challenge is I want to use 16x7.5...

    Started by Jeff‎, 10-20-2010 02:05 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-23-2010, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  16. Hard top problem

    I just purchased a 1987 560 sl and cannot get the rear latch to release in order to remove the hard top. I have followed the directions in the manual...

    Started by Jeff‎, 09-26-2010 11:57 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-07-2010, 06:13 AM Go to last post
  17. SL560 questions

    I'm visiting this forum from the BMW side with a couple of questions regarding an 86 SL 560. Not being familiar with Mercedes optioning and build...

    Started by James in MD‎, 05-18-2010 03:21 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-28-2010, 04:38 PM Go to last post
  18. Flood damaged 85 380SL

    My 380SL was underwater for 2 days recently during the Nashville Flood. I have drained all fluids and am letting it dry out, but not really sure...

    Started by jtu‎, 05-18-2010 01:31 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-28-2010, 04:36 PM Go to last post
  19. Stuck Accelerator Pedal

    I have an '81 380SL that has been giving me trouble lately. When deccelerating, the gas pedal 'sticks' at what I would call a very high idle. I have...

    Started by BavarianRescue‎, 06-02-2010 06:18 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-28-2010, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  20. R107 300sl 1988

    I have a R107 300SL, STARTS FIRST TURN OF THE KEY, RUNS FOR ABOUT 4-5 SECONDS THEN CUTS OUT, ANY IDEAS WHY?

    Started by NIGEL‎, 07-30-2010 05:57 AM
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    08-28-2010, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  21. newbie questions?

    Im looking at a 560 sl 1986 and was wondering if you all could point out some specific problem areas to look out for? My mechanic mentioned that the...

    Started by bones774‎, 08-13-2010 09:11 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-28-2010, 04:28 PM Go to last post
  22. Weird spot to put a Blower Motor

    I have a 1978 450SL & my question is has anyone replaced the Blower Motor before? It looks pretty simple except it's location maybe I should pop...

    Started by gregfilbrun‎, 08-22-2010 09:53 AM
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  23. AC box removal

    I am fully restoring my 1972 SL. I am ready to remove the AC box that rests in the middle of the dash area this weekend. The dash is out, as is the...

    Started by besman‎, 06-16-2010 10:29 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-01-2010, 05:37 PM Go to last post
  24. 1979 450SL Engine Stalling @ Idle/ High Temp (212)

    1979 450SL runs great, except for when engine is hot (nearby 212), and at idle. I recall hearing/reading something about adjustment of an "air slide...

    Started by Berdo‎, 04-29-2010 10:43 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-08-2010, 05:37 AM Go to last post
  25. parts, parts, parts

    I just wanted to tell everybody that i am helping a friend who owned a garage for 20 years clean out Mercedes parts for pretty much anything between...

    Started by martyb1‎, 10-25-2005 08:52 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-06-2010, 04:30 AM Go to last post
  26. Air conditioning clutch doesn't receive 12V input.

    Is there some common error that can cause the air conditioning clutch not to go on because there is no voltage at the wire that goes to the clutch...

    Started by tom colitt‎, 04-29-2010 01:53 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-30-2010, 05:46 AM Go to last post
  27. 108 016 280s 1968 diff boot

    Can somebody please direct me to the correct forum or help me with the procedure to replace the diff boot on 108 016 280s 1968.

    Started by Jensmartin‎, 04-16-2010 08:21 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-21-2010, 06:27 AM Go to last post
  28. Mercedes Events in Illinois

    The following are some of the events that the Mercedes Benz Illinois Club has planned for this year. If any of these events are of interest to you,...

    Started by rdolce‎, 04-14-2010 12:17 AM
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    04-14-2010, 12:17 AM Go to last post
  29. 1972 350SL: good idea or bad?

    Am considering the purchase of a 1972 350SL with less than 20K on the odometer. Seeking advice on whether it's a good idea or not. I'm a patient...

    Started by wilkinmk‎, 04-28-2005 01:09 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    03-29-2010, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  30. MB Illinois group

    I am in the process of organizing a group of MB owners in Illinois that woujd like to attend car shows with other MB owners. We have 20 so far that...

    Started by rdolce‎, 02-18-2010 12:59 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  31. dash brake warning light on

    This concerns my very clean 1976 R107 SL with 107k miles. The red brake warning light is now illuminated on the dash. This warning light came on...

    Started by 450SL1976‎, 02-03-2010 02:23 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-12-2010, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  32. Need help locating '79 450SL, how to find classic

    Hi all, Please if anyone can help me. I'm trying to locate my wife's, late grandfather's 1979 450SL. The family sold the car several years ago...

    Started by michaels3d‎, 01-31-2010 10:17 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-02-2010, 06:55 AM Go to last post
  33. Illinois

    Is anyone located in Illinois or the Midwest?

    Started by rdolce‎, 01-23-2010 04:50 PM
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    01-23-2010, 04:50 PM Go to last post
  34. I can rechrome your bumper

    Email me at [email protected]

    Started by Brandon‎, 01-19-2010 10:59 PM
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  35. Transmission Question

    I am rebuilding a '82 380SL. Original 380 engine blown. Installing an '84 500. My question is, will the original 380 trans work ? The part numbers...

    Started by KenGvrl‎, 01-09-2010 04:35 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-16-2010, 04:18 AM Go to last post
  36. Mercedes SL car club

    I recently started a car club on Facebook called Mercedes SL Car club. This club is for all SL owners , as well as their friends and family. The...

    Started by rdolce‎, 01-10-2010 03:36 PM
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  37. 560 SL Radio/Cassette Player Removal

    I have just acquired an immaculate 1989 560SL. The only problem is that the radio doesn't produce any sound despite power and being tuned to a local...

    Started by ridge2259‎, 12-06-2009 02:50 AM
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    01-04-2010, 07:10 AM Go to last post
  38. fender

    looking for a passenger fender for a 1979 Mercedes 280SL European

    Started by tom‎, 12-30-2009 10:54 AM
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    12-31-2009, 11:26 AM Go to last post
  39. 1979 280 SL Eurpoean Model Passenger Fender

    looking for a fender

    Started by tom‎, 12-30-2009 10:56 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    12-30-2009, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  40. 1988 560SL SRS Light, Lock Mechanism, Stereo

    Hello Members, I have several questions, my SRS light stays on what is this? The locking mechanism I believe at one time worked lock/unlock for...

    Started by DraeZ‎, 11-27-2009 04:54 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-10-2009, 08:24 AM Go to last post

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