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Old 03-15-2011, 10:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Blown engine

Hey everyone, I am sad to report that I recently lost the engine in my white 240d. She was a wonderful running car since I rescued her from an auction yard for 500 bucks.

Unfortunately she started burning oil all of a sudden like none other. didnt keep up and the inevitable happened the other day...THUMP after severe tapping.

Anyway Thats the car in the picture to the left, a beautiful white 240d I spent many hours hand-rubbing the original paint to look wet and an interior like new.

If anyone has a resource for engines I need one desperately! I am going to bring her back to life once again.

Any help is greatly appreciated folks! Thanks.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear it, good luck.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Mercedes Diesel Engine For Sale, item number 1051 - diesel engine motor.com

It's in the US.. there are a few sites I bookmarked should I ever need a
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Did it go something like this


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Old 03-15-2011, 10:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You might want to post your location so local members can assist you or point you in the right direction.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Great idea. I am in Lockeford, CA. Any help would be great!

Thanks for the link TB101, that is nice of you. The number is disconnected and I am hoping for a return email from him.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I do motor swaps all the time ....i actually just got done doing one this weened for a customer/forum member.


I can try to source you the motor too.
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