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1976 240d - to keep or sell? Advice needed!
This is my first post on BenzWorld. Thanks in advance for your advice. I currently have a 1976 240d with 186K in good working order (pics attached). I recently replaced the head and gaskets and the exhaust. As far as I know, the only other major problems are that the starter is beginning to fail, there is some rust in the floor pans, and there is a pretty significant leak in the oil coiler bypass connection.
I also have a Subaru Forester that is currently running good but has some major mechanical issues rearing their heads - cv boot gone, tranny whining and clutch slipping.
I'm not in a positon to buy a new car, so I'm trying to decide which to keep and which to sell based on which car will be on the road longer with the least amt. of money in it. My inclination is to keep the Benz, as the repairs that it currently needs are minimal and I could possible get another 100K out of it.
Are there any other common problems that I should look for or expect in the life of this car?
Jacob from Maine