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Old 01-29-2007, 07:56 PM
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What do you guys think of this 300E

Check this 300 E out that i saw on Houston's craigslist what do you guys think.

http://houston.craigslist.org/car/268727113.html

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Old 01-29-2007, 08:30 PM
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I'm in Houston and I saw that. The car looks good, but take your time. The one thing that's screwed up with it is the most important - the engine.
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I'd take it for $1,000 IF (and only if) the headgasket was the only problem and if it can be ascertained with certainty that the gasket is in fact the cause of the oil/coolant mix. Other things can cause that, such as a cracked engine block.
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That seems like a great price, especially if you can confirm that the only engine problem is the head gasket.

Our '91 is identical to that car and I would not part with it for a price anything like $1500!
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M3, have a PPI done by a MB-trained tech so you know what you're getting. If you're able to change the head gasket yourself you'll save some money. Otherwise, you'll be spending another $2,000 immediately ... and counting from there.
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Keep in mind sometimes things like electrical harnesses, hoses, brittle vacuum lines, etc. get broken in the process of removing the head. A simple head gasket job can spiral out of control if you're not careful...

Pay a couple hundred $$$ for a PPI from a dealer or reputable indy. If they can confirm that the headgasket is the only issue, it would be worth a grand, maybe more.
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Keep in mind sometimes things like electrical harnesses, hoses, brittle vacuum lines, etc. get broken in the process of removing the head. A simple head gasket job can spiral out of control if you're not careful...

Pay a couple hundred $$$ for a PPI from a dealer or reputable indy. If they can confirm that the headgasket is the only issue, it would be worth a grand, maybe more.
$200 is too much for a PPI from an indy. A good indy can do it for half that.
Especially is you are directing what you want checked out.

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