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Buy a 1995 300D -Checking for wiring bad harness ?

I will be looking at a 1995 300D for sale . I understand it is one of the years (1991-1996 ) that was produced with the "rotting" insulation wiring harness . Where do I look to see its condition ( trouble spots ?) . How can I tell it has been replaced if there are no records provided by the seller ? - Thanks
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Just look at the wiring. If it looks new and is in good shape, then most likely it has been replaced. If it falls apart in your hands then it is factory and needs to be replaced.
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Not sure you didn't mix the models.
1995 3 l diesels are all mechanical. Not even sure the shut off valve is electric, or vacuum operated. Meaning no wire harness on the engine.
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