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Old 05-28-2004, 12:02 PM
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Advice on potential purchase...

Since the head gasket & AC evaporator have both gone on my '92 300E (199600miles), I have the chance to buy a '93 300TE wagon with the 104 engine with 174500 miles for $5k. It's in excellent condition, the AC apparently works and the only reported problem is the usual front seal leak. (though I haven't checked it out in person yet and don't know if it's had any major work done).
Do you think this is a good deal or I could expect the same problems I'm having with mine coming shortly?
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1983 230E W123 M102
1994 E300D S124 OM606 (x2)
1967 250SE W108 M129
1972 280se 3.5 W108 M116
1980 280SE W116 M110
1980 350SE W116 M116
1992 300E W124 M103
1994 E280 W124 M104
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Old 05-28-2004, 12:40 PM
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If your 124 MB car shopping, buy a Freon checker gizmo at autozone when I bought my TE they were filling it before I went to look at the car and once I bought it I found that is was the evaporator.
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Old 05-28-2004, 01:29 PM
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MedMech- how does the freon checker work then?

is there any other way of checking the evaporator without getting the car on a lift?

I'd like to get my local mechanic to check it but unfortunately the car is located about 50 miles from me.
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1993 320TE M104
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past:

1983 230E W123 M102
1994 E300D S124 OM606 (x2)
1967 250SE W108 M129
1972 280se 3.5 W108 M116
1980 280SE W116 M110
1980 350SE W116 M116
1992 300E W124 M103
1994 E280 W124 M104
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"music and women I cannot but give way to, whatever my business" -Pepys
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Old 05-28-2004, 04:58 PM
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Freon checker gizmo
...ah, Mr. Fancy-Pants uses technical jargon to confuse and confound us know-nothings.

In my ignorance, I can only assume he's referring to an AC sniffer, or a ultraviolet dye detector. But, I'm still learning basic AC to fix the NFG climate control on my own 124.
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