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This is my fist MB and I am loving it already. It is a 1990 300D with 166,000 miles with many to go...with the help of the great folks here and an amazing mechanic here in Boise, Idaho.

I purchased this car for a gal that rarely ever drove it. Her biggest complaint was that it leaked a lot but other than that is in amazing shape. I almost declined the purchase after a visit to my local MB dealership told me that it would cost around $2000 to re-seal the front of the engine. Then I was referred to Oscar's Automotive and after looking at it he told me that "it's 21 years's gonna leak. Let's take care of the big stuff and watch the rest." I purchased the car and after about $900 the car is fabulous. He fixed the leaks (oil, fuel, and tranny), front and rear brakes, a/c, etc. He rocks!!! I did the thermostat which was broken and now I have heat and better fuel mileage. There are still things to be done, but it is nice knowing that the car will be around for a long time.

Sadly, my wife loves the car and tends to keep it away from me.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 11:39 AM
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Well, if your 1990 leaks..I feel better about my '85. Tracking my car's paperwork looks like it's had two front lower seals... and time for another.
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