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Which rubber and plastic parts would be changed?

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When I finally find a 300D in the right condition and for the right price I'd like to proactively replace rubber and plastic components, filters as well as any other components likely to fail so as to start with a clean slate.

On my list thus far:
Window and door seals and runs
Sunroof seals and pads
Brake rotors and pads
Shift bushings
Flex disks
Exhaust suspension 'doughnuts'
Air filter and elbow seals
Glow plugs
Oil filter
Voltage regulator

Could anybody help me compile a list of all the hoses, seals and other bits and bobs that would be prudent to preemptively replace in the engine compartment and elsewhere?
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The quality of replacement parts is shit now, even the pricey stuff from the dealer.....don't replace anything unless it needs to be replaced....a 30 year old piece of rubber will outlast anything today....
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