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Old 06-18-2001, 07:26 PM
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I may need an engine for my 81 300D!! Car only has 138 kmi and looks great, but PO did not take care of engine properly; it has been using (not leaking) excessive oil (qt/300 mi), but oil pressure has been good 'til today; now, pressure hangs near 0 at idle; creeps up to 3 when revved. Where can I find a perfect, "low-milage" engine at reasonable price?
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Old 06-18-2001, 07:42 PM
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<Where can I find a perfect, "low-milage" engine at reasonable price?>

Seems like a tall order. I have seen a few posts receintly about this, you may find help by searching them out. I have a couple websites I have checked out but I have not utilized them for an engine and cannot speak to their practices. Here are a couple:

I hope this helps. Good luck.

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Old 06-18-2001, 07:48 PM
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Why isn't rebuilding the engine an option?
2006 E350 w/ 155k miles (Daily Driver)

1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
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Old 06-19-2001, 01:34 PM
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Independent tech gave estimate of $5.5k for rebuild.
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Old 06-19-2001, 03:23 PM
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5.5 is not too bad. Performance Products also have some longblocks with rebuilt everything on them included for around the same price.

I have never bought a used engine before and never thought about it so I cannot help you much there, maybe check out the junkyard/used parts ads in the STAR.
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Old 06-27-2001, 08:21 PM
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MB dlr picked up car week ago today on a truck. MB tech found stuck oil pump check valve; stuck by/with pieces of metal from vac pump MB tech replaced on this car for PO several yrs ago. New oil pump installed couple of days ago; car returned to me today. Repair bill = $700!!! Pump = $250. Labor = $345. Pick up & del = only $50; 130 to 140 mile round trip.
Oh, BTW, rental car = another $209. I'll have to keep the car anopther 20 yrs, now!
'Did not like Neon rental - too low and terrible visibility to rear, especially to right, rear.
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