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Used Mercedes 300d?

I am looking to buy a 300td what do I look for under the hood. I know these cars last a long time. I want to make sure the engine and drive train are sound. I know most of them will have at least 100k miles on them. Also anything else I should look for. Thanks
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Look under the hood to find any evidence of biodiesel or grease use.

Look at the rear suspension, the transmission, and the HVAC system. Any or all of these could be ready for repairs that will cost more than the value of the car.

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Try to find a 1999 and have a pre-purchase inspection done by a competent MB technician .

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