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Old 05-08-2003, 08:40 PM
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MB's on ebay

I know ebay is a host for scammers, but there are exceptions.
I was suprised to see a 300d w/110k in great shape with
6 hours left and the current bid $1,425, the clean engine
makes the stated mileage possible.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2413814598
Also a 82' 240 4spd in Md, claimed to be very driveable
and no opening bids at $500 for three days now.(2414107579)
In Chicago a 78' 300cd with $30k in reciepts in great shape
for $2,300. (2413840360) These are nonturbo models
and don't appeal to everybody. It looks like I may have to
sell my 82' 300Sd if the sale goes through on 2413720926.
With a new trans, 1k in new parts well over $4,000 invested
(one year) I would expect to get half that on ebay after
checking out deals like the ones mentioned. I guess
$1,000 for a good looking SD that needs a trans is was
not the best buy on a MB Diesel.
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Old 05-08-2003, 09:13 PM
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IMO, that '78 300D has more than 109k miles on it..
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Old 05-08-2003, 09:17 PM
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Yes. It has a really bad "not original color" paint job on it.

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Old 05-08-2003, 09:33 PM
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What really surprises me is how the vinyl window frame moldings aren't wrinkled. Maybe they were replaced, or the car was never exposed to the heat.
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Old 05-08-2003, 09:55 PM
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I think the diesel-oil black brake fluid is an indicator, that even though it is probably that low of a mileage car, It probably hasn't been well cared for....just my opinion
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Old 05-08-2003, 10:40 PM
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Yeah, a gas-fired hot pressure washer will do MIRACLES for any engine bay.
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Old 05-09-2003, 12:32 AM
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notice no pictures of the trunk. When i look at an older mb. i want to see the truck. i almost climb in to look in by the trunk hinge. Out of all the mbs i have looked at. most have rust and signs of water trails. Cooty
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Old 05-09-2003, 03:49 AM
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I would have to agree that the car has more than 109K miles. I am sure that car is full of rust, and probally lots of Bondo under that fancy paint job.
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Old 05-09-2003, 03:11 PM
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I feel better now thanks to all your ideas on why the
78' 300d is not as good as it is portrayed. I like the
4spd 240d better for $500, two days+ left and nobody
wants it. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2414107579
There could be numerous faults here and it is even more
a gamble trying to register it in a state such as MD that
has inspections, since passing the inspection may cost
so much it wouldn't be worth it. Still, if I was at all able
to buy another car I'd take my chances with this one
for $500. Thanks to everybody for all your insight.
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Old 05-09-2003, 03:28 PM
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The seller of the 240D is a little more honest, but the buy it now price might be a little high.
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Old 05-09-2003, 03:32 PM
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I bought my 240D for $500 a few weeks ago. But the one on Ebay is probably in better shape.
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Old 05-10-2003, 12:48 AM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2414807692&category=6330

Check this out....

They adjusted the valves on the OM603(?) I guess those hydraulic lifters need adjustments every now and then
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Old 05-10-2003, 01:24 AM
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I thought the 1991 was a 350 (3.5 litre) SDL. Did they also make 300 (3 litre) SDL that year?
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Old 05-10-2003, 01:34 AM
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I thought the 1991 was a 350 (3.5 litre) SDL. Did they also make 300 (3 litre) SDL that year?
I am sure the person selling that SDL doesn't know a thing about the car. It's clearly a 350SDL if you look at the pictures, and the many typos. Oh, and they have a shop and they have gone through the car, that makes me feel much better, and that vavle adjustment makes me feel even better
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Old 05-10-2003, 01:38 AM
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Ahh, there it is. The pic. of the left rear - 350 SDL. Yeah, these fellas are all over this one. It's not often you can find a XXX shop to adjust you hydraulic valves. Maybe while you have your head under the hood they'll check your oil for you...

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