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Old 03-22-2001, 05:31 PM
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We have a lot of 250 5-cylinder diesels here. These engines are to be found in the W201, W124 and W202 models. The non-turbo version of these 5-cylinders are fairly good and last quiet long (although not half as long as the 4-cylinder 200 Diesels). We have W124 250D's with more as 800.000km (third manual gear box and second engine since 50.000km).
The head gaskets of these 5-cylinder engines tend to blow once every 300.000km.

The turbo version of the 250 Diesel needs more maintenance as the non-turbo versions. I have seen a lot of these turbo engines with blown head gaskets or worse, with cracked cylinder heads (somewhere between 200-400.000km).

The 124 chassis is a good chassis; no major problems to be expected with that.

Replacing the damaged 300SD?

1990 300SL-24
1993 C250D
with a minor 600+k kilometer
(the Netherlands)
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