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Old 08-16-2001, 08:01 PM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Old Lyme, Connecticut
Posts: 3,596
I was very methodical and got the dealer in Germany to provide me with microfiche and shop manuals for the cars I imported. They were always "out of date" by a year or so, but it was a very useful tool over the years. I would advise anyone intending to bring in a car to get as much documentation and technical data as they can, and convince your self the car is supported, along with the engine and transmission in a version sold in this country. As I noted earlier, it is rare for things that are routinely replaced to be unique on a US or other market model. Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
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