Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-11-2005, 01:45 PM
OhioSDL's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: cleveland ohio
Posts: 76
Originally Posted by rmmagow
14 cents for those damn little washers on the oil filter cover.
you think thats bad.
i paid $1.80 for those damn little o-rings at the base of the oil filter rod.
at the local MB Stealership.
1987 300 SDL 318K
126.125 (OM603.961) (722.321 trans) (head#14)
Born on date 11/07/1986
2.5" Flowmaster Exhaust
flex-a-lite dual electric cooling fan conversion

now have a 1985 toyota diesel pickup
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2005, 02:02 PM
aklim's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Location: Greenfield WI, USA
Posts: 8,514
24K plus tax and licencing on my C280 when I totaled it. That is what the E300 TD cost so I figure that is what it cost me to repair the C280.
01 Ford Excursion Powerstroke
99 E300 Turbodiesel
91 Vette with 383 motor
05 Polaris Sportsman 800 EFI
06 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI
03 SeaDoo GTX SC Red
03 SeaDoo GTX SC Yellow
04 Tailgator 21 ft Toy Hauler
11 Harley Davidson 883 SuperLow
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2005, 02:43 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 105
whats the most i should be looking to spend on front and rear brakes? and with rotors?
ez rider
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2005, 03:31 PM
Veloce300DT's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sacramento-Bay Area Corridor
Posts: 1,110

$2300-Full suspension rebuild.

Next to that, probabaly the climate control & AC system-
New climate control push button unit, compressor, radiator expansion tank, A/C conversion to R134A, thermostat, new many new hoses etc. -$1300



New Transmission

1995 E420
1992 BMW 525i
1984 300D Turbo sold
1993 Volvo 244 sold
1995 Volvo 944T R.I.P!

"The details are not details. They make the product."
-Charles Eames
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2005, 06:58 PM
E300D's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 403
Roughly 600 bucks (canadian) for parts + labourf for full 168 km maintenance. I bought all the parts and my indy mechanic did the job. So far not a single problem. (knock on wood)

PS: when I went over our 95 E300D records from new, total the PO spent $5500 on maintenance and small repairs over the 9 years that he had the car from new.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2005, 09:15 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 41
$3800 for new top half of engine, plus new vacuum pump.

300sdl 171500
190D 300500
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2005, 09:19 PM
Hatterasguy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Milford, CT
Posts: 19,306
Originally Posted by dmon
whats the most i should be looking to spend on front and rear brakes? and with rotors?
Take a look at Fastlane and price out the parts, then add labor if you will have it done.

Back to the show.

Do upgrades count? My wheels ran me $1,100, but they sure look nice.
2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ
2007 Tiara 3200

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
-Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2005, 09:41 PM
bullwinkle's Avatar
manic mechanic
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: cincinnati
Posts: 377
$250 for a radiator-but I'm dreading the rebuild to get all of my compression back
1982 300DT 190K (Diesel Purge + synthetic oil=smoothness at last!!!)
2004 Ford E-350 6.0 L PSD 227K
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SRW HO Cummins 4X4 48RE 42K (brute force tow vehicle)
2005 Scion xB wife's rolling pop can
1993 GMC Sierra C3500 6.2 142K
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2005, 01:04 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 20
$4500 for a low mileage engine installed

$3000 overhaul + R/R transmission by shop.

$1000 labor Front end rebuild, I supplied the parts at a cost of $400, shop installed and performed 4 wheel alignment after.

This seems like a lot of money, but what do I expect for a 20+ year old car that I am the fourth owner of. I now have the unenviable task of extracting a frozen ignition lock tumbler. Wish me luck. I do not want to give that job to a pro, it might cost almost as much as one of the above jobs.
Geben Sie ihnen Russ!


Honolulu, Hawaii

1983 300D Back From the Dead. Thanks, Erich and Shane.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2005, 02:20 AM
Tirebiter's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Southern California & Hawaii
Posts: 690
Dieselheads >>>>>>>> Rejoice

$2,000 total for every rubber suspension part and every part to rebuild my 84 300D smudgepot. The car itself was a gift from a friend. I love it.

But..... I built a 640 HP 590 FPT 427 Chevy big block, (Venolia pistons, Carrillo rods, Isky roller, CSC crank, Holley 1050, Edlebrock manifold, Vertex mag, Milodon oil pump and girdle, and dry sump) for less money than it costs for a single set of Mahle pistons and cylinders for a 3.5 liter Porsche

And in 1980 I had to buy the rear cylinder head for a 1972 Lamborgini Miura.
Only $8,800. Bare head.

Italian cars ....... be afraid..... be very afraid.
You can get farther with a smile and a gun than you can with just a smile.

1984 300D
1985 300CD
1980 300SD
1993 SL500
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2005, 12:16 AM
85drtysthbenz's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 387
im up to about $200 for a B2 piston replacement, havent even touched the car yet....i just went and got most of the stuff ill need to get it done today...$153 for all but 2 of the parts i need...$47 for the floor jack and jack stands...still need a spring kit and a bushing seal and fluid....factor in the beer and some random tool ill have to go buy when i get halfway through the job, and im looking at close to $250....probably couldve had it done for me for not much more than that...

i have another issue too, with the front end...ill post a pic on here in the next day or so and let you guys be the judge of what itll cost to fix it...i dont think ill be able to tackle this one on my own....doesnt look like your run of the mill R&R job...might have to break out the welder on this one...only problem is, i dont have a welder, or know how to weld
1985 300SD 192,000miles...Astral silver/ Grey MbTex

1983 300D 194,000miles...White/Tan newest addiction
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page