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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-29-2009, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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We got a free Mercedes 300D biodiesel

However it has a few problems. I was wondering if any of you might have any comments on whether we should scrap this project and if not, which of these might be most important to fix first.

Problem List (Mercedes) Cost

Left front brake caliper/Brake pads all 350.00
Right motor mount 80.00
Both ball joints 5-600.00
Steering box very sloppy 800.00
V-Gasket valve adjust 25.00
Rear drive disk 200.00
Half the axle's boots dry and cracked 800.00
Transmission leaks 100.00
Front crank seal 500.00

Sunroof, front and rear window seal 500.00
Taillight seals 50.00
Fuel (sending?) unit (might be cleanable) 50.00
General Service 250.00
Right front headlight lens. 100.00
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If you're not going dive in up to your elbows and effect many/most of the repairs yourself, I'd say forget it. Those prices seem pretty unfriendly.

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1) Find the proper forum for the car
2) Ask about do it yourself advice

Ditto to GS. Even after paying $0 for the beast, once you pay some dealer to bring it up to snuff, you are upside down on it. But, if you are a greenie, maybe that's not too terribly important to you.

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