Just bought this excellent condition 84 500 SEL for $2000! and am
excited, but it has a couple of issues I was wondering if people here
might know about (nothing good found after google searches):
there is a very strong gasoline odor in the car both while driving,
but also it is particularly strong after car sits overnight closed up.
What should I check? Is there some sort of special filter that is
Dashboard (speedometer etc.) not lighting up - is there a way I can
get a fuse diagram online somewhere to help with this?
Also, the text below the heater/climate controls is in German, but the
speedometer is in MPH - I'm wondering if this was a European vehicle
imported to the US? or were American controls written in German?
(luckily i speak german so no big deal - just found it interesting)
How much mileage can I expect to get on the original engine on a well
maintained 84 500 SEL? Anything special I should do at this point? it
has 280k miles on it. A few years ago in Calif I had a 76 300D that
was at 400k miles and kept chugging I presume (sold it, and miss it!)
Thanks for any info...