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Old 11-21-2012, 11:05 PM
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Any thoughts on what this might be 95 E300D

I am thinking of trading an 86 300e for this , it cost me next to nothing and is not worth much in todays market.

The car was kept in good condition all services are up to date.
everything is very good. I was driving on the freeway and the engine quit , saw the oil preasure drop and coasted over and got it towed and had a friend look at it and notice the fan/engine belt was off. Charged battery and try to turn engine and it turned but very very slow. I think is that the engine is tired , it has 400,000klm"

I am thinking spun bearings caused by oil pump or drive chain failure. Possibly a broken crankshaft. Possibly partly seized due to overheating? I will only be able to get a cursory look at it but may be able to get it to crank over I may try to sample the oil to look for shiny floaters. I want to say the car is worth maybe 5-6K in running condition. I have not been able to locate an engine so far. I am kinda more interested in a dead diesel project than a running gas car.

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Old 11-21-2012, 11:25 PM
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Hey somebody in my neck of the woods. I've been watching this one on craigslist for a while now wondering what will happen too it. To be honest I think there asking too much and unless some cash changed hands, I wouldn't trade ti fro a working car. I can't see it being worth more than $1000 as a parts car, since the engine is blown. There is a 1986 TD wagon in the pickapart in chilliwack that I believe would fit if it's still there and in good shape (haven't seen it, just noticed it on there online inventory. I think you'd be better to sell your gasser, buy it for $1000, then use the remaining money to fix it. I wouldn't trade across for it. Also without the engine running you've no idea the condition of the rest of the running gear, suspension, electronics, climate control, etc, etc....
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1992 BMW 525i -traded in
1990 Silver 300TE -hated the M103
1985 Grey 380SE Diesel Conversion, 2.47 rear end, ABS -Sold, really should have kept this one
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:14 AM
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... the description sounds like he let the battery run dead, and has not tried a new battery. however, if he drove long enough to kill the battery with no serp belt, the motor and head are likely toast.

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