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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 old...it'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, 12:39 PM
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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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