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Date registered: May 2007
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1976 300 engine replacement
Brand new to the forum, hope to become a longtime member. But first, I have to buy a Mercedes.
A older gentleman that attends our church is trying to sell a 1976 300 D, or at least that's the model he says it is. The car has been parked in his shop for at least 20 years, clean and dry. The previous owner had a major engine problem and that's how it came into the current owner's possession. The bad engine has been removed and a replacement is setting beside the car.
How hard is an engine installation? I've done it on other cars and the seller has a hoist and shop space. What should I look for that may cause problems? I expect that I'll have to prep the engine since it's been unused for so long. Any ideas?
The car is in very good shape overall, based on my experience, definitely worth saving. Under 100,000 miles on the body and chassis and the replacement engine reportedly has similar mileage.
Thanks in advance for any input.