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Old 04-23-2005, 07:58 AM
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the water pump is an easy fix if youre handy. the part is about 50 and it can be done in 2 hours. the muffler is about 150 for ansa and labor at a shop maybe 30.
this car sounds like it has potential. check the maintenance records and try to construc t a history that verifies the low mileage. diesels with this low mileage are rare as hens teeth. if it is true that is a good thing. assume it is false unless records are compelling. trying to evaluate the mileage on a benz without records is extremely difficult even for a very experin=enced mb owner. i have owned about 30 and i would not believe low mileage without compelling paper trail.
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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