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Old 01-26-2005, 11:25 AM
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on ebay with 725,000 miles................

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6329&item=4522760746&rd=1


You want bragging rights in neighborhood for most miles , here is one.
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bragging rights to a vehicle that needs a new engine.
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Old 01-26-2005, 11:42 AM
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bragging rights to a vehicle that needs a new engine.
Didn't the mercedes record holder go through 4 engines?
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Didn't the mercedes record holder go through 4 engines?
Yes, I believe that he did.
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Old 01-26-2005, 12:47 PM
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Yes, I believe that he did.
Are you referring to the Greek taxi driver? If this is the one, I thought they rotated 4 rebuild engines 11 times or something of that nature.

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Old 01-26-2005, 12:58 PM
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I'm sure that thing is good for 1 million miles, the engine just doesn't know that
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Something is terribly wrong with that ad-

the driver neglected to note that ...."anyone who's familiar with these cars knows that 750,000 is just getting broken in!"...
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Old 01-26-2005, 01:21 PM
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Actually, that car is very near my brother's house. If it could be had for a couple hundred bucks it might be fun for bragging rights if the odometer has actaully worked all along! 240 engines seem plentiful enough. I emailed for pictures if the rust... that's the biggest issue for me.

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Old 01-26-2005, 01:28 PM
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Yikes, now other Mercedes sellers on eBay will change their blurbs to say "the legendary Mercedes diesels are known to run for 750,000 miles... "
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Old 01-26-2005, 01:31 PM
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Seller also has a 300D listed, lots of rust. But the engine runs, I have an idea, make them an offer for both and swap the 5-cyl engine over to the 240D and drive the 240D home?
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Old 01-26-2005, 01:44 PM
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Seller also has a 300D listed, lots of rust. But the engine runs, I have an idea, make them an offer for both and swap the 5-cyl engine over to the 240D and drive the 240D home?
I saw that too... problem is, I have no place to do a swap over there. My brother's garage is barely big enough for his Mustang, which hibernates all winter. Oh well.

I don't need another car at this point anyway. Unless the rust is truly superficial, and it stays really cheap, I will stay away I think. The lure of a manual tranny MB diesel project is indeed great, though!
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