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Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 1977 300D sedan
Location: san luis obispo
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Wanted Mechanic + Engine 300D
We bought our 77' 300D with 67000 mile on the clock, great condition we live in San luis Obispo,CA.
It was converted to run on WVO by the garage that sold the car. It ran super smooth for the last 3000 miles no problem.
Then at the start of a journey the oil pressure dropped completly. (It was fine the night before and had full power)
We stopped and checked the oil level it was fine. We took advice from the man we bought the car from, out of his experience he said it may be electrical problem from the guage and so we tried to continue to drive but the car stopped and the the engine would not turn any more. We had to tow the car as the engine had seized.
We really were not ready to have this happen that's why we paid a premium price $9500 to have a car with 67k so that it would be like driving a 'new' car feel and a chance to last a very long time.
SO i am looking for a mechanic or shop in SLO area that could either:
1.Try to examine the engine to see if it is possible to rebuild this engine.
2.Install a used or rebuilt engine.
3.Know of or has a engine for 300D or 300TD that works.
Are there any check points to go through before really giving up on the engine?
I would really apreciate all the help i can get to not be stuck with a very very expencive 77' with a great body for scraps!