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Old 01-05-2016, 03:06 AM
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Originally Posted by mannys9130 View Post
The abuse, the gasoline, and the questionable history all make me say ditch the engine and get a known good runner. Drain the tank while you're at it.
I'm starting to agree with this more and more.
1984 Mercedes 300D
Looking at this listing, it's really cheap and I can't test drive it, but surely there are things I can do to test the engine to make sure it isn't trash.

What would you do to feel comfortable buying an engine you can't drive but can inspect while running?
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