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Old 02-02-2005, 11:22 PM
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1980 300D Remove the engine or just the oil pan?

Hi Everyone,
I just bought myself a 1980 300D 5cyl non turbo today. I did a little playing with it and got it to start but it has a bad knock. I need to get the oil pan off and take a look at what I have before I decide what I want to do next. Can I get the pan off without taking out the engine? Any suggestions on what to do and where to find more information would be great.
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Old 02-03-2005, 12:46 AM
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try alldatadiy.com..
subscription is $25/year and IMHO it's worth it.
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Old 02-03-2005, 12:53 AM
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Try the Diesel forum. Those guys are experts.
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Old 02-03-2005, 08:52 AM
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try alldatadiy.com..
subscription is $25/year and IMHO it's worth it.
alldatadiy is garbage for just about any car I've ever looked at it for. You can get the same information from a cheap shopman CD for the same cost one time. Plus its actually written specifically for your car.

If you go to http://skinnerbox.steaky.org/Service/W123/Main.html
its an online reference copy of the cheap shop manuals. You can get them for like $30 from some online places or on ebay.
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