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Old 07-31-2012, 03:12 PM
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thinking about a 2005 e320 diesel

does anyone on here have experience in the cars... even a little bit... im not expecting a tank like my 81....
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:21 PM
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Love mine. 187k on the odometer, the last 57k entirely on creative fuel. Installed Bully Dog chip to gain 35hp on the already-strong 200 from the factory. Replaced fuel pump, one front spindle, 2 glow plugs. SBC brakes are no problem if you disconnect the connector when you need to change pads or do maintenance. Search on any of these terms to get more detail. I don't like the lack-of-dipstick, but am getting used to it. Fuel filter is more difficult to change than the 617's. It's a blast to drive, and has gobs of power.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:58 PM
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Awesome car so far, 187k on the clock. Replace thermostat housing they usually go out and impact fuel economy. Keep an eye on the front wheel hubs, can be expensive repair if neglected. Solid car.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:02 AM
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Awesome car so far, 187k on the clock. Replace thermostat housing they usually go out and impact fuel economy. Keep an eye on the front wheel hubs, can be expensive repair if neglected. Solid car.
Yeah, I forgot about the thermostat. Mine also stuck open, keeping the engine at about 60 degrees. Mileage dropped down into the low 20's. Replacing the Tstat got it back to mid 30's.
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05 MB E320CDI 214k Black
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99 Dodge 2500 Cummins 5sp 137k
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:30 PM
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does anyone on here have experience in the cars... even a little bit... im not expecting a tank like my 81....
You should think about the '06 Tyler has for sale in "cars for sale" section....
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