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Mercedes-Benz 300SL Problems

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Most Common Mercedes-Benz 300SL Problems

As vehicles age, various problems may develop with the hard and soft tops.
Fuel leaks, erratic or rough engine operation, and fuel economy issues can be caused by the failure of a fuel system component called the EHA (electro-hydraulic actuator) valve.
Internal and External engine oil & coolant leaks can develop from the head gasket and/or timing cover gasket; these leaks should be repaired before the engine oil and coolant intermix which can...
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2 Known Mercedes-Benz 300SL Brake Problems

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2 Known Mercedes-Benz 300SL Electrical & Lights Problems

6 Known Mercedes-Benz 300SL Engine Problems

3 Known Mercedes-Benz 300SL Exhaust & Emissions Problems

3 Known Mercedes-Benz 300SL Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

4 Known Mercedes-Benz 300SL Miscellaneous Problems

5 Known Mercedes-Benz 300SL Suspension & Steering Problems

29 Known Mercedes-Benz 300SL Problems

Years to Avoid
Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Mercedes-Benz 300SL years 1993, 1992, and 1991 are the most likely to experience problems.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
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