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Old 01-27-2007, 01:09 AM
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1994 S350 Turbo Diesel Engine Reliability?

I'm looking at purchasing a 1994 S350 Turbo Diesel and plan to convert it to burn straight vegetable oil. I've heard that this particular engine has a history of mechanical problems (connecting rods bent) and I would be better off looking at a newer E300TD model. Any experiences or advice regarding this question?
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Old 01-27-2007, 01:47 AM
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The advice is correct.

The risk of losing the entire engine is not worth the purchase price in most cases.
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:28 AM
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Fixing the engine can cost over $4000 if it has the bent rod problem.
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:18 AM
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for WVO

Perhaps you should consider an older model for WVO rather than a newer model.......


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