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Old 27th April 2019, 08:01 PM
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What I have heard is that the M120 is a good engine, but the cars it can be found in can have other issues like biodegradable wiring harneses.

I have heard the M137 was NOT a good engine and should be avoided. I don't remember why.

the M275 is good but suffers from fragile coil packs. The M275 is a twin spark plug motor, so 24 spark plugs and one coil pack unit per bank with 12 coil packs on each. The individual coil packs cannot be replaced so you are looking at $1500 USD per side.
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Ouch,
Thatís crazy.

The S430 has 2 plugs per pot, but they are right next to each other.
Strange set up, not like other multi plug per pot arrangements.
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Old 28th April 2019, 08:20 AM
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Werenít we just talking about a V12 S600?
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Werenít we just talking about a V12 S600?
But... itís a W140
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Old 28th April 2019, 08:53 PM
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Just watched a M120 engine have a complete rebuild in a 600SEL owner picked it up on Friday
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Sorry Michel,

Is that good, or not good?
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Old 28th April 2019, 09:29 PM
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Nice engine Motec?
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Very smooth but hugely complex engine . But I missed most of the rebuild due to my health issues but did move it around workshop for a few days . But im a large engine Mercedes tragic and even though I know I shouldn't I still want one. As for W140 series 2 is version to look for which is 96 and later .
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Is that good, or not good?
The W140 has a reputation of being somewhat of a money pit.
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Old 28th April 2019, 10:57 PM
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What a shame,

Looks like not a bad car.

Sounds interesting Motec,
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Is that good, or not good?
Not the prettiest looking S-Class and a massive money pit
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Old 29th April 2019, 05:36 AM
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Thanks Michel.

I wonder if anyone has made an offer yet via the ďmake an offerĒ button.

Iím going to look at it as itís only at Mittagong, as I have never seen one before.
Will be interesting to see its condition.

Thatís if they reply to my question I asked when can it be inspected.
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Not the prettiest looking S-Class and a massive money pit
Handsome and solid? The design has grown on me. (Well not literally.)
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The thing that will impress is how quiet they are when driving more so than newer models. Double glazing is only one reason.
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I suspect the green 6.9 was an aberration, not the trend. The blue 6.9 at Melbourne shannons passed in on monday:

https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions...362X9RAB37E2G/

From memory the guiding range was somewhere between 35-45. It is highly unlikely the reserve was above that.
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