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Old 05-19-2007, 12:27 AM
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1980-95 matience

ii i was wondering about the difficulty of working on the different years i am in the market for a used mb but want one with a good feel and luxury newer the better i think but the 80 seem to be rated the best but i can get a newer early 90's one for around the same price in my area are they all tdi's
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Old 05-19-2007, 12:31 AM
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the W123 300D Turbodiesel and 240D are some of the easiest cars to work on . The Mercedes engineers thought of us and the mechanics when they designed the thing in the mid 70's...

I have no problem really working on my 300D. All you need is a set of good metric wrenches and sockets, extensions, u joints, maybe a 22mm wrench and a 27mm deep well socket, channel locks and the occasional special tool. plus a hammer, 3 ton jack and jack stands, creeper, and a mity vac

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