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Old 02-15-2007, 11:43 AM
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I bought my SDL when I was 18, its been a fun three years. Enjoy!


Clean up the engine real good, the oil is probably coming down from the return lines. As to the bubbles yeah its a 603 thing they do that, you can put a new set of injector seals in there if you want. Not a big deal, about as hard as changing spark plugs, you need a torque wrench thats it.
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:44 PM
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IDK, though - "about as hard as changing spark plugs" - I had a terrible time doing that on this one when I got it. Took me forever to find the stupid things - and every time I went somewhere to get replacements nobody knew why i wanted them.
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Old 02-15-2007, 04:46 PM
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IDK, though - "about as hard as changing spark plugs" - I had a terrible time doing that on this one when I got it. Took me forever to find the stupid things - and every time I went somewhere to get replacements nobody knew why i wanted them.
I know its so hard to change the spark plugs on a 603...
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Old 02-15-2007, 10:29 PM
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Not nosy at all - and yes, that's where we got it.

I don't blame him for much of what's gone wrong; even though there are cheaper ones out there I feel like he gave us a fair price on it, decent anyway, and he didn't claim it was anything that it isn't. We paid our money, bought a used mercedes diesel, and inherited problems just as we would have anything else - but it's been on the road for a vast amount more time than it's been in the garage, so by that account it's fine.

I enjoyed walking through his yard just looking at all the Benzes out there - we went up there about four times before we picked one out.
Thanks for indulging my curiosity!

I often check to see if something interesting to me (in a Mercedes-Benz way) is turning up for sale. From my location, the pickings seem to be pretty slim unless I use a fairly large search radius. As a result, "Lloyds of High Point" turns up sometimes in my Autotrader searches - often enough that "High Point" rang a bell with me.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:12 AM
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He's a nice guy, I'd rate the whole deal about like this:

The yard around the place is probably a couple of acres, not more than 2 or 3, and it's full of various Mercedes, ranging from a FEW 70's models, right up through a few mid-nineties C-classes, plus a LOT in between. It seems to chance a lot, but he seems more gas-oriented some days and diesel-oriented on others.

The showroom is about the size of an airline hangar, maybe a hangar and some extra, and it's full of nice-looking Benzes - I saw a Rolls in there once. He also handles older Jaguars, xkj and the like, and a FEW volvos.

I'm being as fair and objective as I can: I feel like they all LOOK nice, but Lloyd is selling these cars to be kept running. He's not OVERLY concerned about, nor does he expect his buyer to be, about all the little nitpicky details - the feeling I got was "These cars all run, I think they're safe on the road - but if every little button and light isn't working perfectly, or if there's a few screws missing where they don't really matter, that's just par for the course". We inherited a few problems like that, stuff that he hadn't thought worth fixing up - but he told us, upfront, fair and square, that his philosophy was to make them dependable but not perfect - and we paid a fair price, we paid for a good car but we didn't pay to have everything working on it - he did fix some of the list of things I told him after my test-drive - the ones he found most important.

Long story short - Lloyd's cars are definitely used Mercedes, but he'll give you an according price, and he seems honest and straightforward enough, whether or not there's corners cut anywhere is debatable.

Overall - although I'd be more prepared for all the final details I'd have to fix myself - I'd buy another one from him if I had the money and the need for another diesel - but I wouldn't send my grandmother to him, just because it would need SOME nitpicking before it was REALLY ready to just put out on the road and "set it and forget it" - that won't happen, I don't think, even with mine.
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1987 M-B 300SDL, odo dead. New project.
1982 M-B 240D, odo stopped at 308,000
1982 M-B 300SD, 175,000
1989 Dodge Ramcharger, 87,000 - 4wd, 318
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