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Replacing blown head gasket in 95 C280

19800 Views 12 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  dravera
Of course any head gasket replacement is a total biatch, but just wondering how difficult it is on a C280. I may be buying or trading my 78 300D for one that supposedly has a blown head gasket. The owner doesn't really know for sure if that's the case, he's no mechanic, but he says it blows white smoke like crazy which tells me he's probably right. No oil and coolant mixing and it's taking a little longer to start, probably due to low compression from the bad HG...

Just wondering how tough the replacement is going to be if I decide to get it. I know my way around the engine bay, just have never worked on a W202.

Any input would be greatly appreciated, going to look at it tomorrow.:thumbsup:
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Considering the amount of C280's out there, I would pass and look for one in good mechanical order.
For $500 bucks you might aswell go for it! especially if the Interior and exterior are in great shape, you really can't go wrong here...
That's what I figured, the interior alone would cover the expense. I may be trading my 78 300D for it if I don't just pay cash but we'll see. I have yet to do a compression test on this w202, I know it's going to be low but it's doubtful that it would be on all 6 cylinders unless the head bolts loosened up, the head warped or someone really beat this car to death. If there's excessive wear I'm walking away but if not I'm going for it.

For some reason all my tasteless friends don't like taking my old diesel out to the bar :rolleyes:
That engine could have been Overheated aswell sometime in it's life....
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