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Old 11-12-2003, 07:32 PM
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Thanks. He replied and said that the A/C and heat are in perfect working order. He said it may have an occasional leak under it, but nothing that required adding any fluids. One peculiar thing is that he said it had service records that he viewed before he bought it and everything had been preformed , but the dealer would not let him have a written record of it. Perhaps he means the records of what the selling dealer done to the car? Said new bushings were replaced about 8 months ago and the transmission has been maintained and functions properly. Passenger window does not operate.

I have had people tell me a lot of things about the gasoline S-Class sedans. I do not hear about a lot of "check this and check that" when asking about the 300SD diesels. Do they typically require less maintainence than the gasoline models?

Would I be better off buying a 1981-1985 300SD?
Thanks again!!

Originally posted by w126
At that mileage look to see if the heads a weeping, listen for clicking when the motor is running. That later could be indicative of worn cams or bad rocker arms. Luckily some of the "biggies" have been performed, also check into the A/C. If it's bad, could be nearly half what you paid for the car to repair it!
1993 Mercedes 400SEL 4dr
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1972 Chevrolet Caprice Kingswood Estate 9-passenger wagon
1973 Pontiac Grand Ville 4-dr hardtop sedan
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