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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-22-2006, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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WTB 280 or 230

Looking for an older 280 or 230 Mercedes Truck.

If you have or know someone who does please message or email me.

Also can anyone suggest some forums or classifieds sites or speciality junk yards?
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I have a 1983 230E if you are interested BUT the timing chain is broken. I have had some troubles finding the part with my mechanic since the engine is not the original. This engine runned for 90K miles and I made a carfax months ago and I found that by 1989 the car had 189K miles. The history is told that it has been a taxi for the first 5 years of life. In the 90's it changed owner and settle down as a family car after a couple years the car wasn't driven for about four years, another tune up and it found me on august 2004 (with the new engine already in, which I would not know when it was changed). In September 2005 I broke the timing chain and my mechanic had a hard time finding the parts after that we stop looking for it and 2 months ago I decided the bring it back. At this point my mechaninc said that is better to look for a new engine, and from then I lost confident in my mechanic skills.
I can't have it if is not running, I don't have the knowlegde for fix it and I no longer trust my mechanic.
I ll post the one picture that I have and by saturday I can post as many as you feel you like to see.
It has some rust
The tires are in fair to poor condition
The AC would not work
The hood has a paint pop up of the size of a hand
The front grill has a 5 lines broked

This is a link to this forum where they told me what car I have.

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