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Old 11-04-2004, 06:17 PM
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The engine should be fine - it reported came from a rolled car, and it came out of the car in January.

Fire it up? Prime the oil pump? Panic?
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.

I bet you are looking forward to that turbo boost being a mile high there.
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Old 11-04-2004, 06:22 PM
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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.
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:24 PM
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Just a couple of simple questions, if I could:
Are the 240D engines reliable (compared to other diesel MB engines)?
Are the older (1975-1990 range) MB automatic transmissions reliable? I see lots of guys posting about problems around the 200,000 mile mark.

Hope to get a deisel MB some day, and it'll have to be an auto for the wife.

Thanks.
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Old 11-05-2004, 10:38 AM
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Well my only 240D engine experience says they perhaps are not as long lasting as a 300D engine as my 240D lost it's engine at 242k miles, before I got it. From what I hear, if properly maintained, they will give a long service. It sounds like most will last longer than 250k miles.
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