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Date registered: Sep 2012
Vehicle: 1998 Mercede E300 Turbo Diesel with 58,400 miles
Location: Boston, MA
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123 or 124 chassis?
I'm in the market to purchase a used diesel MB most likely from the 80s because this forum has endorsed them as having really great strong engines. My question is, do I want a 123 chassis or a 124? I'm scheduled to look at an 87 with low mileage this week and have heard that although the six cylinder is a great engine, it does have its problems like cracked heads. However, it's a more modern engine and still a work horse. Others have thought the 123s better because they're simpler and stronger. Any help would be much appreciated.
On E-bay, if anyone is interested is an 84 Mercedes with a five speed transmission. It was some kind of state or government car that was actually shipped in from Germany in the day. It's a beauty. I have my eye on it but the price is going up.
Last edited by Alchan; 09-16-2012 at 08:38 PM.