Need Help?

1978 Mercedes-Benz SL Class 280SL Roadster Base

1978 Mercedes-Benz SL Class 280SL Roadster
Do you own this car?
Estimated Mileage
 Miles
Enter current mileage for most
accurate info about this vehicle


Track Your Service Records
Get Recall Alerts
Get Updated Value Estimates on Your Car.

Ask the Community

Ask Our Auto Mechanics

Ask our panel of certified mechanics a question. We pay for their advice so you don't have to.

Enter a Question:
Details:
Which Car is This Question About?

Recent Questions

where can i find the york a/c compressor for this car?
My fan belt broke and knocked a hole in the side of the compressor and I would like to replace it, any info pertaining to parts would be helpful.
Asked by James J July 30, 2012, 5:03 pm 1 reply
Engine Light On Benz
I recently bought a 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL. My engine light has been coming on. I notice when I am driving on cruise control it doesn't come on; however, immediately when I br...
Asked by Baron J November 7, 2011, 5:56 pm 2 replies
Engine Light On Benz
I recently bought a 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL. My engine light has been coming on. I notice when I am driving on cruise control it doesn't come on; however, immediately when I br...
Asked by Baron J November 7, 2011, 5:57 pm 1 reply
What do I do now?
My 1976 280SL euro has stopped running twice: once it wouldn't start, the other time it stopped on the road. Both times it started up at the dealers after being towed. Neither deal...
Asked by Phil M September 15, 2011, 12:33 pm 1 reply
car does not start
I have 1981 nercedes 280 SL. The car will run if I put fuel into the throttle body. Will stop as soon as I stop putting fuel into the throttle body. The fuel pump is working . Some...
Asked by James E January 31, 2011, 7:30 am 1 reply
280 sl starts drives then about 30 minutes just dies
If you wait 15 minutes it starts is ok for another 30 Seems to be getting fuel Plugs replaces Coil replced Did notice the coil was extremely hot to the touch When running the car h...
Asked by Don F November 20, 2010, 8:51 am 1 reply
What is the major servicing required at different mileages?
Thinking of buying a 1985 280sl but want to know what the major servicing requirements are as the mileage gets over 60,000 miles e.g. timing belt??? If it's in well maintained wha...
Asked by Pauline G November 14, 2010, 6:56 pm 1 reply
Cost to rebuild motor
Blew the engine because of no oil in the engine. This Benz has only 50,000 original miles! I would like to rebuild the motor. Will it still be a classic afterward?
Asked by ANDY A November 5, 2010, 10:41 pm 1 reply
what do yoiu is the problem
the car will start and the will turn after a while the car dies. I ahve replaced the battery, cleaned the fuel pump and taken to shop and still does not run. 1985 MB 280 SL please...
Asked by Ray M September 5, 2010, 6:18 pm 1 reply
the car will turn and the engine will run but dies after a while
1985 mercedes benz 280SL
Asked by Ray M September 5, 2010, 6:15 pm 1 reply
1 2 




My Auto Score

See the free AutoCheck score

Meet The Experts
Kim Perrin
Kim Perrin is our resident mechanic here at DriverSide. Kim worked as…
Tyler Orr
Tyler Orr is an expert in German and Japanese cars and has been a mechanic …
Elizabeth Kriesten
Elizabeth Kriesten worked as an automotive technician for several years at Dodge…
Tips on Servicing

Car Brakes: How Do You Know When to Change Them?

By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until ...

Read more…