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Engine for a 1975 240d

Hello everyone. I am new to this forum. Yesterday I purchased a 1975 240d in beautiful original condition from a one owner family. Two years ago someone backed into the rear passenger door and panel in a parking lot and at that time the car recieved new door and rear panel and BEAUTIFUL paint job totalling 7000 dollars. Recently the engine froze up and instead of repairing the car they took the canvas cover off it, waxed and washed it up and put it out on the street with a for sale sign for $500 dollars! When we pulled up there must have been 10 cars pulled over looking at her. She is beautiful yet the engine is frozen solid and the owner said when it went it sounded like a cement mixer in the motor. Needless to say I now own a beatiful car in need of a motor. I found a car North of me in Washington state for 200 dollars that was involved in a accident but has a great motor with 100000 miles on it. It is a 1982 240d. Will this motor from the 82 fit in my 1975? What other options do I have. Does anyone know the average rebuild price for these older 240d? Thanks for any advice or info you could give me. I will post pics soon. Chris
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Welcome to BenzWorld! There may be some small logistics issues, but I'm certain the engine will fit, yes. If possible, you might want to grab the trans as well, if it's available.

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Here is a photo of the car.
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And a couple more. Cant wait to get a motor in her
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Looks like she's in nice shape.

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How do they know it's frozen solid? For all we know it may just be bad glow plugs, bad starter, or some other minor trivial thing that can be replaced.

Welcome aboard and congrats on your 240D!

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How do they know it's frozen solid? For all we know it may just be bad glow plugs, bad starter, or some other minor trivial thing that can be replaced.

Welcome aboard and congrats on your 240D!
Man that would be great if it ends up being something simple like that. I was also thinking bad starter but I don't want to get my hopes up. I will investigate it further in the morning when it is towed to my place.

Forgive my ignorance but...how would glow plugs contribute to it sounding like a cement mixer as he said. I have never owned a diesel before. Thanks again. Chris
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