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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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I have to agree with BenzMaster19.

I see no reason to buy a C series with something that major in question, unless it was nearly free.

If it runs and can have a PPI done that's one thing, if it don't then run and run fast!

These cars are plentiful and cheap to acquire in nice condition.
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