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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-18-2009, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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I just because a first time Benz owner twice in the past month. I was browsing Craigslist in Boise and stumbled across an ad that simply stated "
For Sale Mercedeze 230 with fuel problem. Please call shane xxx-xxxx $200"
Here's what I got:

The story behind it was that the fuel pump died. They guy went down and got another one and put it in. He added gas, started the car and saw it spewing gas all over. He shut it off and left it parked for 1½ years. It's a greymarket 230E. I dropped the fuel pump assembly today and found the hose that connects two of the parts together was shot. Replaced that and I think it'll do it. It got too hot and the wife had too many chores for me to do, so I didn't get it back in. I'll do that while it's cool Monday morning.

Benz #2 happened last Saturday. I was at an auction and they had a 1972 280SEL 4.5 sitting there. It was a one owner car. The old guy died last year and his kids brought it to the auction. It's been parked in the garage for the past 8 years. I bought it for $800.

It's got some rust in the rockers and bottom of the doors, but other than that is in excellent condition. It had it's 100,000 service at Lyle Pearson MB in Boise back in 1988 @ 104,000. It now has 106,000 on it. I'll get to it when fall hits. Plans for it right now are just to make it run and drive it occasionally. The 230E is going to be my daily.
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