Thread: 90 350 sdl
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:10 PM
mgerdes mgerdes is offline
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90 350 sdl

i just recently aquired this 90 350 sdl. 228k miles. it was donated to our local public radio station. i was able to check it out before the auction. it started with a boost, ran good, fuel return lines were leaking. could not drive but went into gear forward and reverse. a/c was cold. interior was very nice. original paint. good michelins.
that night i read the posts about these cars and decided that they were all prone to 'rod bending'. i bought the car for what i thought was a great price. ive driven it about 250 miles, no oil usage yet, no heat problems and its been in the mid 80's here. ive replaced one tire, and of course the fuel return lines. ( they were the cloth ones). charged the battery. ( 2 yr old interstate).
car was sold by the mercedes dealer in 2004 to the previous owner. i will try to find out the history of the car, since i have no records.
what am i in for? ive had lots of 80's sd's and d's but this is my first sdl. looking forward to driving it for a while if it holds up. thanks[IMG][/IMG]

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