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Old 07-02-2002, 12:58 PM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Old Lyme, Connecticut
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Seems to me you should remove anything you put on that is not original, and any new parts that were, before it gets sent to the recyclers. Sorry to hear about the turn of events, but in the end you will probably be happier. All the auxiliary equipment running off the serpentine belt, as well as the electrical stuff buried in the floorboards was bound to fail much earlier. Bearings, usually simple sleeve bearings, but ball bearings as well, will be ok for a while but will quickly degrade after being soaked. Good luck and hope you find another of equal caliber. 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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