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Old 10-22-2004, 03:45 PM
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'79 300SD Turbo Diesel

Hey all,
I'm new to Mecedes and new to diesel engines. I just acquired this car and want to be proactive in it's care and maintainence. In doing a search on the car, I found someone selling the same make, model and year not too far from me. Asking price is $700.00. Would that be a smart investment for me?

Tips and advice, serious or funny would be appreciated.

'79 300SD Turbo Diesel
"As iron sharpens iron..."
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Old 10-22-2004, 05:39 PM
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Depending on what your car needs... I would say, go for it, if you have the mulah. Many forum members have multiple mb diesels.
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Old 10-22-2004, 07:28 PM
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As of now, I don't think it needs much if anything. I'm just trying to prevent treasure hunts in the middle of Winter, ya know?
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Old 10-22-2004, 07:31 PM
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It it doesn't have terminal cancer jump on it. I have one and love it.
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Old 10-23-2004, 11:38 PM
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Extra driver/parts

Having an extra even if only for parts is a great idea if you have space for it. The 116 chassis is built like a tank but it still needs parts if you wreck it.

If it's not a rust bucket go for it.

Like the proverb too

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Previously owned 124: 1994 320TE

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