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Old 04-26-2007, 10:52 PM
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hi guys...i am 300sd diesel driver vintage 1980....looking at getting into a newer model 1987 560 sel with good paint/brakes/belts/tranny/motor

200k on the block...no known leaks or issues....

1700.00

deal or no deal????

lyle

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Old 04-27-2007, 12:33 AM
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hi guys...i am 300sd diesel driver vintage 1980....looking at getting into a newer model 1987 560 sel with good paint/brakes/belts/tranny/motor

200k on the block...no known leaks or issues....

1700.00

deal or no deal????

lyle
Rust or no rust? Too little information. Pictures? Check out the
buyers guide at www.mbcoupes.com for some issues to consider.

Are there records and books with the car? If so look through them carefully, to get a good sense of whether the car has been kept up.

Every 100k the car should get a new timing chain, tensioner and guide rail.
If it hasn't been done on this car, and you want it, you are overdue, way overdue and on borrowed time. If the timing chain jumps the rail, you can grenade the engine. With care the transmission should last 250k without trouble.

If there are no records and you still decide you want to buy it, it might pay to start a baseline maintenance program with new oil, p/s fluid, ATF and coolant, maybe even diff fluid, and flush the brake fluid, lube the sunroof track rails. Might need new motor mounts too.
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Old 04-27-2007, 01:36 AM
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Being only 27 years old, you SHOULD be driving a gasser, not a stinker.
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Old 04-27-2007, 10:45 AM
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have it looked over first, (these can get expensive really fast.)

if all looks good, i say go for it! the W126 series is one of my all time favorites and i'll have to live vicariously through you should you get it.

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