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Old 07-12-2018, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Diseasel300 View Post

Red flags:
- Water pump? Really? Seems to suggest the cooling system was neglected, or car has more miles than shown.

Have a look at my posts 3 and 4

There is a bellows in most water pump seals that will fail just like a radiator hose will. This is where a water pump is dry then suddenly starts to pour fluid. Failure of this bellows is time and mileage, changing antifreeze on a regular basis will only slow the process slightly.

There is also an o ring between the mating ring / shaft, this can start to leak as well.

Wear of the face seals ( mating ring / primary ring ) would be a sign of abrasives in the coolant.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:13 PM
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Simple really. On any claimed low milage vehicle of this or any other Mercedes type. The dated oil change booklet that comes with the car.

Should both be present and consistent with the claim. I would think anyone owning a car this old with this low milage would be quite anal about it. It is fairly substantial proof plus there may be some dealer service information available.

Not present is a real red flag at under 100k. I have seen examples still looking very decent at 275K miles at times. If constantly garaged and really babied .

No absolute proof when paying a substantial premium usually one should walk. These cars for many reasons are odometer inaccurate all too often.

Some premium increase based on general excellent condition is fine. But not multiples of average prices.

The poor guy who paid 35K if he completes the sale on the blue wagon. Either no oil changes or a real oddity to have to replace the timing chain at 130k. I would have expected good original paint as well. It is hard but one has to learn to throw away the rose colored glasses. Staying really objective is important. What you expect and want something to be works against you.

The seller was just a car dealer. Not the best as they practice many questionable habits. With a high dollar car with a paint job . I want to see the before pictures in great detail. Or on any brand that is costing a real premium over market. My feeling is that wagon was misrepresented. This is all too common in the automotive scene. Biding high dollars without a serious examination of the vehicle makes absolutely no sense.

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Old 07-12-2018, 03:30 PM
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Great looking car - but $18,000??? I don't think that's anywhere close to reasonable.
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Old 07-13-2018, 05:59 AM
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She looks a cracker to me and i would take it if i had the chance .
Dont forget she is 31 i love it .
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by optimusprime View Post
She looks a cracker to me and i would take it if i had the chance .
Dont forget she is 31 i love it . in cracking good?
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