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Old 04-17-2000, 10:16 PM
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Well I think my 300D gave up the ghost today. Either the timing chain went or someother major component. oh well. The rest of the car is in great shape. Need a new engine..Can someone help out. Who is reputable. I live in the washington DC area. Germantown maryland. This is my main transportation so i need new engine fast. I would prefer to do work myself. Any help is appreciated.

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Old 04-17-2000, 10:23 PM
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Potomac German used parts is in the area. Is the car worth fixing?
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Old 04-17-2000, 10:24 PM
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Mark, Try Atlanta-Stuttgart Autoparts. They have tons of old MBZ parts etc. The number is 1-800-635-1445. Punch in 1110 for extension and you'll get Dave. Either speak to him or leave voice mail. He's real good about calling back. You may get lucky. Maybe Benzmac or Steve can give you a lead on a motor. Good luck..

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Old 04-17-2000, 10:42 PM
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I do like Potomic as well. The usually have good prices to boot.

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Old 04-17-2000, 10:49 PM
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Donnie, does Potomac have a web site or email. If not phone number. Always looking for resources.. Thanks
Jeff L.

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Old 04-17-2000, 11:48 PM
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Web site for Potomac German:
www.pgauto.com/

Good luck from one diesel lover to another!

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Old 04-18-2000, 01:18 AM
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You might also give Metric Motors a call. They're in California and specialize in MB engines strictly. Their number is: 1-800-622-6867. Their prices for longblocks are as follows..

300D non-turbo (longblock) $5,100, (shortblock= no cylinder head) $2,600

Hope this helps!

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Old 04-19-2000, 08:23 AM
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Update..Didn't have time to do serious trouble shooting but found the cam is not turning when the crank is. No anti freeze in oil. But when engine turns it feels like no compression at all. I think my first guess may be right. timing chain went and took out other components.

The car is worth saving in my opinion. Everything on it is in excelent condition and everything on it works like it was new. Car only had 210k on it.

Thanks everyone. I will be making calls today and keep everyone posted. I don't remember where i saw it but someone had complete engines with 100k warranty for $3200.
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