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Old 02-01-2006, 09:19 PM
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Anybody has a good story about buying an engine sight unseen from one of these recyclers? I assume they at least test them to make sure they run fine, but it is still not cheap

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Engine-1987-Mercedes-300DT-2996cc_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33615QQitemZ8011871415QQrdZ1
Wonder whether this one has a newer head?
That one will not fit my 300sdl. Most engines claim to be tested etc. One I had a bid from was still being driven. 603 is a little harder to find.
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That one will not fit my 300sdl. Most engines claim to be tested etc. One I had a bid from was still being driven. 603 is a little harder to find.
Huh? I can assure you that an engine from a 1987 300D will indeed fit your 300SDL. You may need to swap some minor things, such as the oil cooler lines.
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Old 02-02-2006, 09:19 AM
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Huh? I can assure you that an engine from a 1987 300D will indeed fit your 300SDL. You may need to swap some minor things, such as the oil cooler lines.
O.K., I am trying to keep it as original as possable. By the book so to speak.
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Avoid Adsitco for any major components such as engines or transmissions. I personally know of one transmission that has been returned to them four times because it was defective. Naturally, they don't pay the shipping.........for anything........or any reason.

Don't risk it. Metric Motors is not much more costly..........and the job is guaranteed to be correct...........the first time.
I had a adsit tranny in my 81 300sd when I bought it with a bad tranny!!! Bought in 04 ,tranny was slipping and the working pressure was at about 75 lbs. whhen it should have been at 165lbs. Tranny was installed in 01 with hardly miles put on the car since install!!!! My tranny man went threw it the right way!! He told me that there was some seals that never got replaced that were as hard as a rock!!! and blown!!! And a bad valve body Working sweet now!!! Total cost of tranny with reconditioned valve body was 1070.00
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One of the local MB shops had a very nice I think it was a 1993 300SD. Anyway similer 603. The guy had let his wife drive it and a hose let go, she kept driving. The temp sending unit melted out of the head! The shop owner had it on his desk as his new paper weight!

The engine was gone, the pistons had scored the liners and the head was warped like some cheap lumber. When I was there he was pricing out rebuilds, I don't know what eventually came of it.
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:36 PM
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300 SDL: Used engine or new head?

Still not sure if this is an option but it will be about the same price, $1800 for each. My bottom was in great condition, just not sure how long or what damage my wife did when she "blew it up!" Any and all suggestions or comments are welcome.
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:56 PM
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Well if the bottom end is tight then that is a known factor. A used engine is a crap shoot. $1,800 I am assuming is for a refurbed later head? Like a 17 or 18 with new valves and pre chambers?

I'd just swap out the heads.
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i'd go for the #17 or 18 head rather than a #14 head used engine ....
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Thanks for the info, this is the serial #6030109620, I beleave that is a 20. I will soon see what the damage is to the block.
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