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Date registered: Sep 2012
Vehicle: 2006 E320 CDI, 1983 300TD, 1983 240D Manual -- SOLD, 1979 240D Automatic -- SOLD
Location: Astoria, Oregon
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Questions on a 76 240D I found for sale
I looked at a 76 W115 240D over the weekend. 104,000 miles, 3 owners. The original owner, a pilot, kept meticulous records up to 93,000 miles in 2007 so I think the mileage checks out. Everything was fine on the test drive and no blow-by when I checked. No rust on the body but clear coat is peeling on trunk and hood. Interior is in good but not great shape -- frankly looks like 204K instead of 104K.
But, here's the troubling part, the current owner did not know where the oil filter was. He had changed the oil himself but apparently no the filter! There were no records that I could find in from the 2nd owner so the maintenance is suspect for the 5 years when original owner sold it until now -- how much damage could have been done in that time? Is it worth delving into further (asking price is $4700) or should I scratch it off the list.
Thanks for your thoughts.