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WTB: Engine for 1986 300SDL $1500-2500
Alright guys, been following the forums here for some time, and y'all have shown me how to fix every problem on my car thus far. Unfortunately, when I took my 300SDL on the road this holiday season, the belt broke and overheated it. At the least my head gasket is blown, at worst the dreaded cracked cylinder head. I called my local Mercedes Mechanic, he seems to think it's the latter based on coolant dripping from tailpipe, and immediately recommended an engine swap. A trusted salvage yard here in Nashville has offered to find me an engine, but I trust that one I'd find here would be better so I'm trying this first.
I don't know if I would be better off getting a 1987 engine or who knows what else, I've replaced injectors and glow plugs, but unfortunately don't know much else about what to look for with these engines.
I love this car and would like to replace the engine, so if anyone has one available please let me know and save my car!