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Old 06-05-2004, 07:19 PM
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An easy damage, yeah right...

Just came across this 93 S300 Turbo Diesel on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6334&item=2481313343&rd=1
and it says in the listing that,"The car has an easy damage on the front and back." Easy damage for who?
After looking at the photos I can see why this car would be a salvage.
Yeah, easy damage.

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Old 06-05-2004, 08:43 PM
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Hey Lietuviai,

That SD looks exactly like "easy damage".

The dork was driving in traffic, not paying attention, and he rear ends the car in front of him. Easy. Then, since he has come to a sudden stop, the dork behind him rear ends him. Easy.

Very easy damage when you drive like a moron!
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Old 06-05-2004, 08:48 PM
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Hey Lietuviai,

That SD looks exactly like "easy damage".

The dork was driving in traffic, not paying attention, and he rear ends the car in front of him. Easy. Then, since he has come to a sudden stop, the dork behind him rear ends him. Easy.

Very easy damage when you drive like a moron!
LOL!!!!
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I wonder if the rods got bent?

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I wonder if the rods got bent?

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I would imagine by 93 they would have had that issue resolved?
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I wonder if the rods got bent?

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Probably.
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I would imagine by 93 they would have had that issue resolved?
My 350 was replaced by the "updated" engine in '95. 1 qt every 300 - 400 miles presently.

We'll see what the "reinforced engines" are all about soon, Snibbs.

No rod knock yet.
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That didn't look all that bad till I scrolled down to the pics of the rear. ouch.
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Its not bad at all from what I can see - the problem is that parts to fix it would be 3-5K even if you got them used. Add labor in and you can see why it was totaled.

If you could get one of these with a good engine I think it would be quite a sweet car.

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Maybe the collision bent the rods back to factory specification

You gotta think positively.

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Old 06-06-2004, 11:28 AM
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Talking Loose nut

[B][SIZE=4]Looks like it was caused by the loose nut behind the wheel.
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You never know, maybe some other dork rear ended him and drove him into the car in front....
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LOL

That is a funny one.
Easy damage; Right.
Nothing that $22,000.00 USD will not fix. LOL

Gosh, they do have a sense of humor.
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Yeah for $22K it would be easy.
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22k to fix that car?!?!

Remind me not get any body work done in Detroit.

From my perspective I'm pretty sure I could fix it for 7-8K tops - how in the world do you get to 22K?

Of course the real problem here is you can buy these cars already fixed for 10-12K...
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:56 PM
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Its up to $4k now. I have a feeling it'll be bought by some of the "fix it cheap" crowd that regularly has stuff up on ebay with salvage titles in the Portland area. I know someone who has an alignment shop and he gets some of them. They're poorly rebuilt and he refuses to take them in anymore because these guys expect that he will align them at his regular rate. They end up needing so much or they just can't be adjusted within spec. I've seen a few myself at his shop i the past and I understand what he was talking about.

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