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Old 05-04-2009, 02:29 PM
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Why do I do this to myself? W116 300SD Consideration

I had a little time to kill in between classes this morning, so I stopped by a local Charity Car Lot I frequent.

Guess what was there for $250.00.











Completely rust free, though baked horizontal surfaces, window seals, and interior. 300,000 miles. Missing a CCU, Servo, Grill, Turn signal, and battery. That was just from a quick glance. Fluids (other than coolant) appeared to be at the proper level.

My local salvage yard has a W116 450SEL with a mint interior on a 110k original mile car. It would have everything I need. I may go back with a battery later and give it a shot. If it starts and drives 50 feet, we'll see.

Why do I even let myself have the temptation? I've been so good about keeping off of craigslist.

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Old 05-04-2009, 02:35 PM
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Why do I even let myself have the temptation? I've been so good about keeping off of craigslist.
Face it . This is your true calling! Your like the stray cats and dogs animal shelter. You nurture them to great health and find them a new good home!
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:37 PM
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What about that Foretravel behind it? Those are nice motorhomes.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:37 PM
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I've been so good about keeping off of craigslist.
You can edit your hosts file. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial51.html

add this to it:

127.0.0.1 www.craigslist.org
127.0.0.1 www.craigslist.com
127.0.0.1 www.crazedlist.org


Just remember to rename it first - change it to 'oldhosts' or something like that.

I should add this:
127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com It's f*cking terrible. But I know that if I was in twin peaks, I'd be agent Cooper.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:38 PM
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What about that Foretravel behind it? Those are nice motorhomes.
Yes, I walked through that too. Immaculate looking on the inside. It had sold, and looked liked someone was swapping out carbs, as there was 3 or so laying around. Total time warp.
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Buy it, you can have my old servo that may or may not work!
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:53 PM
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Yes, I walked through that too. Immaculate looking on the inside. It had sold, and looked liked someone was swapping out carbs, as there was 3 or so laying around. Total time warp.
If it's a front engine and gas, it's a Dodge 440.
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What's the fancy yellow wire for? Another botched glow plug setup?
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:12 PM
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What's the fancy yellow wire for? Another botched glow plug setup?
Its not that, don't know what else it could be. The kick panel is in the trunk.
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:47 PM
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Go for it! At the very least, you can clean it up a bit and sell it. At $250, it would be hard not to make a profit off of it!
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:58 PM
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No rust, mint w116 to pull interior parts from, $250, how could you go wrong? A paint project too!

Although at 300k miles the engine and transmission likely don't have much life left, no servo and the joy of P.O redneck wiring. I would take a battery there and if it drives 50 feet tow it home
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:01 PM
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It doesn't look too tinkered with actually. The only other thing that looked funny was a sponge keeping the air cleaner from vibrating on the wheel well.

I have to see if it starts at least.
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:12 PM
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Wanna make a deal?

If you buy the w116, then I'll buy the w123 that I looked at on Saturday.

OH.....

WAIT.


Let's buy them on the same day!!!!
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:41 PM
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I went back today after getting off work, and he told me the PO said the car had sat for a few years. He also said I could have it for $200.00. Comes with keys and a clean title.

I'm going back tomorrow with a battery. If the starter does not engage, I will try and jump it.

I'm curious what the procedure is to crank the car manually. Where, what tools, and so on. Any ideas?
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:43 PM
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... Any ideas?
take a cold shower.


this is not healthy behavior.

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