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Old 02-12-2003, 01:03 AM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
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Given the old proverb "Don't fix what ain't broke" I would just be aware the problem announces its presence by a change in oil consumption and a rough idle, and try to catch it as soon as it happens, if it happens, then fix it. Afterall, like some others that have these cars and are running them trouble free, you may have an example that is not susceptible and openning a perfectly good engine to change parts that are fine as is would be a costly waste, and you never know the rebuild will not suffer from some of its own ills. 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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