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Old 11-16-2000, 03:40 PM
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Down to the Wear Bars
Join Date: May 1999
Location: So Kalifornia
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Last year I bought my father's 87 300E (He was the original owner) with 50k miles on it's clock. I took it and the records to a super tech, and what was needed was as follows:
Change thermostat cover from plastic to metal

flush coolant - hadn't been done, ever!

replace water pump, leaking from coolant neglect - pressure test system

Replace heater hose, radiator hose, bypass hose, and heater pipe and elbow fitting

replace bad plug boot

flush brake lines

replace injector seals

replace mono belt

replace 10 year old tires

replace rusted out center muffler/pipe.

Do 60k service as part of above.

Top off the freon, add dye, identify extremely small leak - fix when the rest of the AC needs work.

Check that 3 factory service bulletins had been done on: 1. replacing the throttle bushing on the accelerator control cable with a more heat resistant material. 2. front flex disk upgrade/replacement at 30k intervals. 3. check proper connection of plug between air bag and wheel. Air bag replacement upgraded by 5 years fom replacement date on glove box sticker.

Has not needed anything non-routine since, but I redid the suspension with Sportline and the headlights with Euros.
Hope this helps.

87 300E, 65k miles
Smoke Silver

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