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Old 11-04-2004, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by TwitchKitty
I don't know if this applies to MB diesels but I have heard that sometimes when a vehicle rolls it will continue to run, without oil pressure cause gravity pulls it out of the sump, until it dies an ugly death. I doubt this is what you are seeing. Really, I am not trying to ruin your day.
Not to worry. The engine's been in and running for over a month. Almost 1000 miles put on it, and it runs great.

I have the service history for the 240D - it seemed to be well maintained, but the last sheet in it describes knocking noises. As far as I can tell, the mechanic bought ifrom the last owner for parts and instead resold it. I bought it from a guy that had bought the car for parts, and didn't ever get the engine. I suspect it spun a rod bearing.
'83 240D with 617.952 and 2.88
'01 VW Beetle TDI
'05 Jeep Liberty CRD
'89 Toyota 4x4, needs 2L-T
'78 280Z with L28ET - 12.86@110
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