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Old 02-06-2005, 09:58 AM
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52K miles with rebuilt engine which does not run

Do you believe this?
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You are bidding on an imaculate example of classic Mercedes Benz. The 300 turbo diesel. Exterior color is blue/green, vehicle has had some minor paint work done to the left side but was done very, very well. Interior is a great condition, covered in rich saddle colored leather. With only 52,072 miles this car will be more than able to take you for many more miles and memories of classic Mercedes Benz heritage and engineering. The engine was recently rebuilt ($5,000) including a new crankshaft. However the engine at this time does not run.
So why only 52K in 22 years and what happened to the engine? and what is wrong with the rebuild??
Some cars have a story to tell. If only they could tell us what happened.
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Old 02-06-2005, 11:41 AM
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Maybe they forgot to put oil or coolant into it...............

I know I saw that one..........almost sprayed the soda I was drinking at the time.
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Old 02-06-2005, 12:07 PM
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My guess is it has serious storage issues on top of other issues.... a lot of talk about looks but none of performance.
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Old 02-06-2005, 03:11 PM
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Someone is going to get a heck uva nice looking interior. That is the kind of car I'm always looking for. With a little work you will have a nice looking 123.
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Old 02-06-2005, 03:19 PM
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Dead battery! Glow plug fuse!
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:24 AM
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Surely a car dealer would have had those issues checked, it would be one hellava loss selling a non operational car.
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:12 AM
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A non-working engine kinda puts a crimp on checking out the rest of the car. How can anyone determine the condition of the transmission, steering, brakes, and suspension, not to mention the engine itself? For all we know, this car could really be a money pit!
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Old 02-07-2005, 03:02 PM
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Hey guys-
I emailed the guy and he got back to me that the motor was frozen for the second time!!!???? and they didn't want to put anymore money into it. Shoot- I thought I might have bought it, but I don't have the time for an engine swap-
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:21 PM
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I have a motor for it...........if his reserve is low enough I may go for it........

I can stall the guy with the local car long enough to see what final bid is. Thats about a 2 hour tow from my house. I have a perfectly running 300SD engine I can drop in it.
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:37 PM
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Looks like it may be a good little project.
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:32 PM
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Q: Do you know you why the engine does not run? How much do you wnat for the car? answered on: Feb-07-05
A: no, i want alot for it

Q: Does the engine turn over? Why was it rebuilt? when did last run? I live in West Chester, PA and have interest in the car. Thanks answered on: Feb-07-05
A: does not turn over, ran it without oil.

Q: hello; why did this 500,000 mi car need a rebuild at 52,000? thanks answered on: Feb-07-05
A: they need oil to run 500000 miles
The guy seems like a huge @ss-hole.

Not such a nice project after all...
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:17 PM
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What the hell? It ran 52k miles without oil?
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