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Old 12-08-2008, 02:48 PM
Ferdman Ferdman is offline
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Werner, I take it you saw this 1987 300E at a Used Car Lot, not at a MB dealer. It's money well spent to have a PPI (pre-purchase inspection) performed by a MB-trained tech who knows the inherent problems of that vintage MB automobile. Repair of the timing chain cover leak may cost more than you anticipate, especially if the lower cover is leaking. Have the tech advise you of all required maintenance items and the associated cost so you can negotiate with the seller. You want to avoid paying $3,000 for that car then having to spend another $3,000 to get it in good working order. A neglected MB automobile can turn into a money pit.
Fred Hoelzle
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