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Old 07-11-2019, 09:56 PM
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WTB Diff for '99 E300D turbo

This is more a feeler to see if one is available. I have been spoiled driving the "new" to me '99 which I bought recently and is still being broken in basically.

The "old" E300D which my wife's niece drives to college was here for me to do some tire work today and I drove it for the first time in months and I noticed the thump it always made when going from coasting to acceleration seems to be getting louder, or rather one can feel it more.

The rear flex disc was replaced already. From a road test it seems to be slop in the diff so I am going to have a friend run it up on his shop lift to see if there is anything in the way of the trans mount or suspension that can be a factor, but I really doubt that as I changed nearly anything in the bottom side with rubber in it after I got the car from Forum member anghrist. That was around 6 years ago.
The car always had a little gear whine in the rear end, nothing excessive and I can live with that but this thumping needs to be addressed before it damages a flex disc or worse.

At one time I looked diligently for a diff, hoping to find a low mileage one but that search was short lived after my friend who owned a shop where I did part time work in exchange for lift time died and the shop changed hands.

I would never try puling a diff at a pick-n-pull either, not at my age and besides that would be a really tough thing to perform in a wrecking yard!
SO, if anyone has a diff out of a W210 turbodiesel (98-99) let me know by PM or reply direct.
I should know more tomorrow after I check for play in my driveshaft.
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:08 PM
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I've pretty much determined its the diff thats causing the thump, it has more play then the "new" E300D used for comparison (48Kmiles).
Holding one wheel and rotating the opposite one I see about 3X the slack in the wheel before the gears engage in the diff and I felt resistance.
Maybe 2 degrees rotation on the new car for about 6 degrees rotation on the old car. That allows the engine to rev up a bit before the diff loads it.
Its a 3.07 Pumpkin p/n A210 351 08 05
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:19 AM
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I have a '99 diesel parts car. It runs and drives so I'll check the diff for slop.
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:49 PM
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Hi Dave! let me know but realize also that I have lined one up across the state, I was told its off a relatively low mileage car, but no actual mileage numbers. The cost to get it would probably exceed the shipping I am still holding my breath and I am not in a hurry to install one! there was a complete car offered earlier this year for something like $1200 and I figured it was worth more than that in parts. But I have no place to part out a car.
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I have a '99 E300 parts car in So. Cal. I will be going to the Legends in Monterey on the 15th of August, I could bring it with me.....Rich
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