this message to present me and my freshly bought 500E.
I'm 37 years old and lived in France.
After several years of looking mercedes young timer (190 16s, 560 SEC, 500 E), i found a model which correspond to what i'm looking for (low km, good shape, reasonable price).
This model seem to be a very first model while first immatriculation have be done in 03/1991 with 163 000 km.
Hers some picture to illustrate this post
The first investigation let appears some elements to fix :
- oil leak on a flexible pipe
- there are a wire which go under the gearbox "cluth" which have his isolation completely deteriorated. this wire come from through the bracket on passenger side (bracket between engine mounting and engine) and which go above steering pump. This wire doesn't seem to belong to the lower harness. Are there some other wire degradation identified with the upper and lower harness?
Here are poor picture of this wire on the passenger side
And here after his travel under the engine, we can see the copper wire and the isolation which is like cutting in helicoid.
I will try to make better pictures of that tommorrow