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After a lot of time with my w124 300e 2.8 I decided to flip to diesel.
I am very excited.
I will post more pictures a soon I will bring the car home.
What is that I need to do immediately?
Can you give me some advise or just point me to some relevant posts that will help me catch up on thinks? It is my first diesel.

So these are the details: 1996 E300 Diesel 75K one owner, silver on gray interior, MB tex, heated seats, winter package, headlights washers. Car is in amazing condition.
Payed $11000.
What do you think it is too much ?...tell me the truth before my wife will find out.
My 300E 1993 is up for sale. $2500 delivered within 200 miles
 

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I think 11K is a good deal for that car. Barring unforeseen problems, you got lucky.

Your mileage is good, but there are still some things that can need service based on time. I'm carefully inspect the flex disks in the driveshaft, since catching a problem there early can save you a lot of money and hassles (but they're probably just fine).

Also, the transmission fluid could probably use changing, as well as the differential oil.
 

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Start by dong a search here and I see you are also on mercedesshop. A search will bring up an awful lot of things that you should be looking at and doing to keep your car in good shape.

Len
 

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clean very nice.. two thumbs up
 

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I bought our 97 E300D for 9 grands but with much higher mileage and "lot of TLC required".
Good car for another 20 years. Main reason for buying diesel is my youngest son getting his license later this year. In the mean time I enjoy the much better economy.
Did I mention the diesel in our area is 70 cents cheaper than premium?
Congratulations on new ride.
 

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I spend too much time on e-bay closely following MB's. You got a very good deal.
 

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johnamoss said:
I spend too much time on e-bay closely following MB's. You got a very good deal.
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A hell of a deal! Nice car!
 

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Remove the intake manifold and clean the carbon out.

You paid low market value for a low mile 1996 E300D (non-turbo, 4sp auto). You'll get your rebate every time you visit the pump or every time keep driving by the pump.

Convert it to run on free waste vegetable oil. I fill my 1996 E300D diesel tank about as often as I change my oil.
 

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THANKS FOR THE WARM WELCOME !!!!!

qUICK QUESTION:
CAN I USE MOBIL1 EXTENDED PERFORMANCE 15W50?
I USE THIS OIL ON ALL MY CARS AND I AM VERY HAPPY WITH IT.
ALSO ANY IDEAS WHERE CAN I GET A FLEECE FILTER FOR THIS ENGINE?
 
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