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Old 08-18-2000, 08:02 AM
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Good catch. I have the same book as you. Maybe we should let them know about this. After a;; as MBZ owners we only demand the bets and nothing less.
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Old 08-18-2000, 09:16 AM
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thanks for all the great posts,i went to local mb dealer and had records pulled,owner did all oil changes and all schuled maint,including the 15k & 60k last month to a tune of $850.00,now all i have to do is have mb tech check out! my tech feels 1992 was best year for 300e ! any comments about his thoughts?
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Old 08-18-2000, 12:42 PM
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I concur with some of the above posts. I have a 1986 300E and I have had all the problems that were listed above. I have had my valve stems replaced about 60K miles ago (unfortunately I think she's chewing up oil again now). I have also had to replace the air conditioning unit. As was also mentioned neither of my rear power windows are currently functioning either and as is discussed in another thread, my passenger power seat also had to be repaired (faulty motor). Don't mean to complain, I am very happy with this car. At 14 years on the road it still drives better (and looks better) than a lot of new cars.
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Old 08-18-2000, 02:15 PM
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I have a 1986 300E which HAD most of the problems listed above. Well, at least they are consistant. As long as you know these problems will happen sooner or later (by statistics), you will like the car.

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Old 08-18-2000, 07:01 PM
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well i called mb dealer to have them check out car,service advisor told me your wasting your money,the car just went through 60k service,here is what was noted to watch slight leak at head gasket,slight leak at differental,radio needs to be repaired or replaced(cuts out) and rear window needs to be repaired,possible switch and thats it !
so i'm buying it!
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Old 08-21-2000, 10:00 PM
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Did you buy the car yet? Let us know how it went...If you did, I recommend you buy the CD manuals. It is the best investment you can do with these cars. Any aftermarket radio is better than the stock radio.
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Old 08-21-2000, 10:13 PM
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really, I love my stock radios?

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