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07-17-2017, 04:42 PM
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Posted By 1999 S500

sELLING 1999 S500 Grand Edition

I have it posted in the classified section.
07-17-2017, 04:40 PM
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Views: 457
Posted By 1999 S500

FS: 1999 S500 Grand Edition

I am selling my 1999 S500 Grand Edition. The #4 cylinder is leaking down and the wife says it has to go. It needs work. $2500 obo.
12-21-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,915
Posted By 1999 S500

I bought my Grand Edition at a dealer in New...

I bought my Grand Edition at a dealer in New Jersey. A very bad, lying, cheating, and overall mis-representative dealer. North Jersey Auto Mall although the name has changed numerous times but they...
12-16-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By 1999 S500

Give these guys a call. ...

Give these guys a call.

http://worlduph.com/mercedes_benz/w140/sedan/

They make OEM leather replacements that you can have a shop install for you. I would budget $2k for that. It is pretty...
12-15-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,915
Posted By 1999 S500

Our S500 has 96k miles on it and it is a daily...

Our S500 has 96k miles on it and it is a daily driver. Our previous S420 had around 147k miles on it when it got smashed. It was also a daily driver.
12-14-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By 1999 S500

I was led to believe that there is a microchip...

I was led to believe that there is a microchip with the mileage and you swapped it out with the new cluster. What were the symptoms that made you replace it? I have one that is apparently causing...
12-14-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,915
Posted By 1999 S500

I am on my 3rd W140 car and they are pure...

I am on my 3rd W140 car and they are pure pleasure to drive. They are expensive to repair and over engineered at every turn. I have had 2 S420s and currently have a 1999 S500 Grand Edition. The...
11-09-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By 1999 S500

Thanks for the reply. I did not know that it...

Thanks for the reply. I did not know that it was that big of a difference. Seems a bit steep. I guess that it why you can get a $180k car for under $40k now.
11-08-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By 1999 S500

W221 S63 AMG Buying Tips

Hello everyone,

I drive a 1999 W140 S500 and I was looking at upgrading to a 2007 or newer S63 AMG. What are the pit falls of these cars? I have read some info on the lawsuit for the premature...
09-27-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,069
Posted By 1999 S500

If you are not covered by a warranty, check out...

If you are not covered by a warranty, check out these guys for struts vice Mercedes OEM............

https://www.arnottindustries.com/part_MERCEDES-BENZ_yid18.html

Good Luck,

Mark
09-27-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,467
Posted By 1999 S500

Beautiful car! Congrats!! I am looking at...

Beautiful car! Congrats!!

I am looking at CL65's and was wondering what it is going to take to keep one alive. I am familiar with the suspension and Arnott has re-stocked the cupboard with...
05-26-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 48,636
Posted By 1999 S500

I updated my 1999 S500 Grand Edition with...

I updated my 1999 S500 Grand Edition with strutmasters and it rides fine. That car has factory 18" AMG Monoblocks with 255s which work well.
05-14-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,163
Posted By 1999 S500

W140 Strutmaster Conversion Set

I just got my S500 back from the shop after doing the conversion from the hydraulic rear struts to the Strutmaster set. So far all is very good. The ride is the same as our S420 was with normal...
04-13-2014, 06:03 PM
04-07-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,876
Posted By 1999 S500

Yeah, I know the feeling. I have a short...

Yeah,


I know the feeling. I have a short somewhere that causes the odometer to fade in and out when the blinker is on. My cluster was replaced about 3 years into its life and the dealer in Jax...
04-07-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,876
Posted By 1999 S500

When weird things happen in the cockpit with...

When weird things happen in the cockpit with electronics, it seems that the instrument cluster becomes a candidate for replacement. They are pretty costly. See if you can identify the part number...
04-07-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,798
Posted By 1999 S500

The R129 SL's are actually more costly than a...

The R129 SL's are actually more costly than a W140 car. Same power plants, same crazy pneumatic locking system plus all of the convertible top motor-hydraulic repairs. It is around $3k to go those...
03-29-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By 1999 S500

Thanks for the heads up!

Thanks for the heads up!
03-29-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,372
Posted By 1999 S500

Hi Charlie, One way to size up the...

Hi Charlie,


One way to size up the challenges ahead for your 600 SEL is to take it to a Mercedes Dealer and have a service A done. It cost about $250 and they will go through your car and tell...
03-29-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,372
Posted By 1999 S500

I have a '99 S500 Grand Edition and the front...

I have a '99 S500 Grand Edition and the front seats need re-finished. I was quoted $1800 to have them restored back to OEM by an independent restoration shop in Jacksonville.
03-22-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,158
Posted By 1999 S500

I had this happen on my S420. It was a pretty...

I had this happen on my S420. It was a pretty cheap fix by the dealer. Around $300 or so. +1 on getting it fixed quickly. You are doing damage to the door which can get pretty expensive!
03-16-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By 1999 S500

It looks like if you are looking at these cars...

It looks like if you are looking at these cars the best way is to pay a little extra for a lower mileage, one owner, car to get in early on maintaining that system.
03-16-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 48,636
Posted By 1999 S500

Hello, I can't get a reply on the...

Hello,




I can't get a reply on the W140 thread so I was wondering what your opinion would be on replacing the rear Hydraulic Struts with the strutmaster set up on a W140 S500? I do not...
03-09-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,668
Posted By 1999 S500

Here is the link, ...

Here is the link,


http://www.strutmasters.com/Mercedes-Benz-S-CLASS-Air-Suspension-Conv-Kit-p/mw1rb.htm


I saw in the W220 thread that some other people are doing this with good results. My...
03-09-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By 1999 S500

Buying Tips for the W215 Cars

I am interested in the W215 Cars but I was wondering what major problem areas that one should know about before getting into one. I know that the ABC hydraulic shocks are a big issue when you get...
02-28-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,668
Posted By 1999 S500

Strutmasters S500 Conversion Set

Anyone ever done this?


1991-1999 Mercedes Benz S CLASS W140 Chassis Models With RWD Rear Hydraulic Suspension Conversion Kit

Replace Your Hydraulic Suspension And Save Up To 75% Compared To...
02-28-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By 1999 S500

I have had a '95 and '98 S420 and currently drive...

I have had a '95 and '98 S420 and currently drive a '99 S500. I am not a DIY mechanic so I use the dealer until I can find another independent shop in the Cape Canaveral area.


Off of the top of...
02-23-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,783
Posted By 1999 S500

I have a Grand Edition. The car was completely...

I have a Grand Edition. The car was completely misrepresented. I had 2 S420 W140 cars prior to that that were mint condition cars.

I believe that it will be as reliable as your S600 less the...
02-23-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,393
Posted By 1999 S500

Beautiful car! I would get the wood...

Beautiful car!

I would get the wood stearing wheel to accent that perfect interior. My S500 has the 18" AMG wheels. I think that causes the suspension to wear faster. I had to do a lot of...
01-26-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,027
Posted By 1999 S500

Checking on autotrader a similiar S320 ready to...

Checking on autotrader a similiar S320 ready to drive is around $5k.

There is not a lot of after market support for these cars like a BMW or Porsche.

Seems like building one out of a...
01-26-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By 1999 S500

There is no such thing as a "cheap fix" on a...

There is no such thing as a "cheap fix" on a W140!

Spend the money on a PPI at a dealer and they can tell you what it cost to fix among the other things that might be wrong.
01-26-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By 1999 S500

Trunk release, door locks, doors and/or rear deck...

Trunk release, door locks, doors and/or rear deck doesn't close all the way, are all common problems on the W140.

Does the trunk release when you pop the button on your console above the shifter?...
Forum: W210 AMG
01-16-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,290
Posted By 1999 S500

I would probably look at $15k-ish for a 50-75k...

I would probably look at $15k-ish for a 50-75k mile car. That seems to be the average out there. A few more and a few less. It would probably be driven by the loan value as much as anything.
01-15-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,480
Posted By 1999 S500

I had this problem in my '99 as well. The...

I had this problem in my '99 as well. The symptoms seem engine related but it ended up being a vacuum leak in the hose connected to the seat lumbar support on the passenger side. We capped off the...
Forum: W210 AMG
01-15-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,290
Posted By 1999 S500

Thanks again for the replies. I am still on the...

Thanks again for the replies. I am still on the fence. I am having a hard time getting rid of the W140 car given that I spent $12k on fixing things that are pretty common failures on these cars. ...
01-07-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By 1999 S500

There are two Amps actually. I think that they...

There are two Amps actually. I think that they are in the trunk but not sure. Here is a link to the Mercedes Online guys. Very helpful.
...
01-02-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By 1999 S500

Does the radio power on? The antena will go up...

Does the radio power on? The antena will go up if it does. If that happens and there is no info displayed, probably codes. If you don't have the books, go to a dealership and they can get it for...
01-02-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,934
Posted By 1999 S500

In addition to the wiring harness, AC Evap...

In addition to the wiring harness, AC Evap problems with '95 and older( $3k+ fix). '95 & older = 4 speed auto transmission, '96 and newer = 5 speed automatic.

It is generally agreed that the...
12-07-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By 1999 S500

What color exterior/interior? I am...

What color exterior/interior?


I am looking for a parchment sun roof sun shade.
11-30-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By 1999 S500

Try these guys: ...

Try these guys:

http://www.mercedespartscenter.com/parts/index.cfm?siteid=215720
11-21-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,745
Posted By 1999 S500

I also wanted the V-12 but opted for the S500...

I also wanted the V-12 but opted for the S500 instead. The suspension work will be comparable to the 500 in that such a heavy car sported around is tough on the suspension. Front end work has cost...
Forum: W210 AMG
11-13-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,290
Posted By 1999 S500

So what is involved with replacing the CPS,...

So what is involved with replacing the CPS, ie....cost? I am not familiar with the term MAF??

The list of potential issue seems very short, so that is good news.
Forum: W210 AMG
11-12-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,290
Posted By 1999 S500

Thanks for the reply guys! I am all about...

Thanks for the reply guys! I am all about taking care of the machine. I track everything I do on spreadsheets for the S500, the 2004 Saturn (airport car) , and the 1986 930 Slant nose ( toy car). ...
Forum: W210 AMG
11-11-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,290
Posted By 1999 S500

Looking to buy a W210 E55 AMG

I am looking at replacing the 1999 S500 with a W210 E55 AMG. What are some of the more common things I should be looking for/aware of? Of course, I have been conditioned to stupid expensive...
11-10-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By 1999 S500

I have never had that problem but a guess might...

I have never had that problem but a guess might have something to do with a baffler in the muffler flapping when it gets warmed up and removing the exhaust presure (letting off the gas pedal) allows...
10-03-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,798
Posted By 1999 S500

I keep a spreadsheet on my cars to track miles...

I keep a spreadsheet on my cars to track miles and repairs. I bought my 1999 S500 Grand Edition sight unseen in June of 2012. I got ripped off. This is what I have done to correct all of the...
09-06-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,215
Posted By 1999 S500

I am still searching for a Grand Edition Stearing...

I am still searching for a Grand Edition Stearing wheel. They are pretty pricey at the dealer and I am not convinced that they can get one. So far, no one has been able to clarify that the part...
09-04-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 527
Posted By 1999 S500

Another Grand Edition Question

I need to replace or re-finish my steering wheel. The wood is cracked. Is this replacement wheel the same wood that the Grand Edition has?
...
09-03-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,681
Posted By 1999 S500

Thanks for the research! I was afraid of...

Thanks for the research! I was afraid of that. I am not familiar with Loyds but I will search for it.

Thanks again,

Mark
08-08-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,543
Posted By 1999 S500

I bought the car sight unseen and got ripped off...

I bought the car sight unseen and got ripped off pretty good by what was North Jersey Auto Mall. Now, it appears, that they have changed their name again.

The worst thing about mine is that I...
07-24-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,681
Posted By 1999 S500

Thanks for the info. Here is the...

Thanks for the info. Here is the VIN:WDBGA51GXXA419433

All Grand Edition W140 cars came with those Matts. The dealer I bought the car from, North Jersey Auto Mall ( crooked dealer alert!!!)...
07-23-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,681
Posted By 1999 S500

Here are a few shots of what they look like. ...

Here are a few shots of what they look like. Basically they have a black trim and only the fron carpets have the "Grand Edition" labels. Mercedes of Orange Park tried to find them in the Mercedes...
07-09-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By 1999 S500

I got the car back today. The motor does...

I got the car back today.

The motor does not provide vacuum. The AC Vents are worked with vaccum supplied by the PSE Pump under the back seat. The pump is providing the vacuum, but there...
07-09-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By 1999 S500

WTB: 1999 S500 Grand Edition Interior Parts

I am looking for the carpets, front seats, and a wood stearing wheel for the 1999 S 500 Grand Edition.

Thanks,

Mark
07-05-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,681
Posted By 1999 S500

1999 S500 Grand Edition Carpets

I am looking for a set of the carpets that came with the 1999 S500 Grand Edition. They cannot be had in the MB parts supply system.
07-05-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,215
Posted By 1999 S500

I am looking for one. Do you still have it?

I am looking for one. Do you still have it?
07-05-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,921
Posted By 1999 S500

The pneumatic system cost around $3K to replace. ...

The pneumatic system cost around $3K to replace. (pump, acumulators in the doors, ect...) You will have to pull and reset fuse 9 even after you replace everything in the system on the...
07-04-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By 1999 S500

OK, Thanks for the info. I will take a...

OK,

Thanks for the info. I will take a look.
07-04-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By 1999 S500

1999 S500 Grand Edition VIN: WDBGA51GXXA419433 ...

1999 S500 Grand Edition VIN: WDBGA51GXXA419433


It is digital with the Auto Buttons on each side.
07-04-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By 1999 S500

I tried doing the test but the '99 has a...

I tried doing the test but the '99 has a different set up. No left or right wheel to turn to the red or blue.
07-02-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By 1999 S500

I had to do mine last winter. I did other work...

I had to do mine last winter. I did other work but I think that doing just those would have been under $1000 at Mercedes Benz of Orange Park. If you go to a MB Dealer, enroll in th classic car...
07-02-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By 1999 S500

Shops near Cape Canaveral Fl

I am moving to Cape Canaveral and I was wondering where people take their older Mercedes to get serviced/repaired. I know that there is a MB Dealership in Melbourne but I am looking for the "wizard"...
07-02-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,543
Posted By 1999 S500

My understanding is that new model MB's...

My understanding is that new model MB's introduced in the early 2000's suffered numerous quality issues. My service advisor advised me against W220 cars because of the electrical issues that those...
07-02-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By 1999 S500

W140 AC center vent valves cycling

I have a 1999 W140 S500 and when I accelerate, the center vent valves cycle closed and then open after a bit while operating the AC. The AC blows ice cold even in florida summer. Right now, it...
12-31-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,270
Posted By 1999 S500

Pretty much the engines in the W140s are bullet...

Pretty much the engines in the W140s are bullet proof! It is all of the other stuff that will kick your butt!

Check the Neumatic central locking system. I went through the whole system for...
12-30-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,798
Posted By 1999 S500

Hmmm..... Let's put this in perspective. A...

Hmmm.....

Let's put this in perspective. A new Toyota Camry with bells and whistles is $30-$35k these days. So that is the car I tend to use as my bench mark for reasonable cost and reliability....
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