Thanks to all who responded. The car will be delivered to the shop ASAP as per your advice. When I got this car, I knoew it needed some body repair but I NEVER thought it would be going in for engine work for a long, long time. My Dad had a '72 220D that he sold after 250,000 and it was still running strong. I ran my old Rabbit diesel to 285,000 before rust put the drivers seat thru the floor. Needless to say I am quite disappointed. Oh well, nothing to do ow but wait and hope for the best. I may be posting news about a charity fund raiser soon! Any way, thanjs for the help. I'm sure I'll be back.
Sincerely Tony B.