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    Hameed
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    Default Is it wise to buy a 1991 300E?

    I haven't owned a Benz before but I know they are very nice cars but I
    also know that they cost alot to repair and the average mechanic won't
    work on them.

    So, this car is for sale:
    ===================
    1991 BENZ 300E 116k RUNS GOOD LOOKS BEUTIFULL, CARS HAS A SALVAGE
    TITLE.
    ===================


    Is that model year good or bad?
    I will check the issue of the salvage title of course but is there
    anything that I need to look for in this particular year.
    In general, is this car easy to work on or not?
    Is it an interference engine i.e. if Timing belt brakes it is almost
    gone?




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    Tiger
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    Default Re: Is it wise to buy a 1991 300E?

    Don't bother with salvage titled car... not worth the hassle.



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    -->> T.G. Lambach
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    Default Re: Is it wise to buy a 1991 300E?

    Don't buy a car with a salvage title. There's no shortage of cars so why
    buy a compromise?

    The model is a well known one and liked by owners. M-B doesn't use
    timing belts, only timing chains which can also break but typically only
    after 2x or 3x the life of a belt.

    Many owners do their own maintenance and repairs; parts for the volume
    models, like E300 E320 are widely available on line so don't be shy
    about DIY maintenance and repairs.

    Find a nice car with a regular title and be happy.
    --
    © 2007 T.G.Lambach. Publication in any form requires prior written
    permission.

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    cognite tute
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    Default Re: Is it wise to buy a 1991 300E?

    Hameed wrote:

    > I haven't owned a Benz before but I know they are very nice cars but I
    > also know that they cost alot to repair and the average mechanic won't
    > work on them.
    >
    > So, this car is for sale:
    > ===================
    > 1991 BENZ 300E 116k RUNS GOOD LOOKS BEUTIFULL, CARS HAS A SALVAGE
    > TITLE.
    > ===================
    >
    >
    > Is that model year good or bad?
    > I will check the issue of the salvage title of course but is there
    > anything that I need to look for in this particular year.
    > In general, is this car easy to work on or not?
    > Is it an interference engine i.e. if Timing belt brakes it is almost
    > gone?
    >


    speaking of a 300e
    there is a 1993 mb 300 for sale in norman ok for $1450.

    ad says no reverse.

    how much to fix transmission?

    j.

  5. #5
    Tom Plunket
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    Default Re: Is it wise to buy a 1991 300E?

    cognite tute wrote:

    > speaking of a 300e
    > there is a 1993 mb 300 for sale in norman ok for $1450.
    >
    > ad says no reverse.
    >
    > how much to fix transmission?


    If it doesn't go in reverse, how much else is broken? $1450 for a car
    that needs a new transmission is highway robbery. $450 would be a more
    reasonable price to pay.

    -tom!

    --

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    Tiger
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    Default Re: Is it wise to buy a 1991 300E?

    Cost about $1800 installedfor rebuilt transmission... Used tranny and
    install is around $1000 if you are lucky or lower if you install yourself.



  7. #7
    ws
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    Default Re: Is it wise to buy a 1991 300E?

    Tom Plunket wrote:
    > cognite tute wrote:
    >
    >
    >>speaking of a 300e
    >>there is a 1993 mb 300 for sale in norman ok for $1450.
    >>
    >>ad says no reverse.
    >>
    >>how much to fix transmission?

    >
    >
    > If it doesn't go in reverse, how much else is broken? $1450 for a car
    > that needs a new transmission is highway robbery. $450 would be a more
    > reasonable price to pay.
    >
    > -tom!
    >


    Well, if it was anything like my '91 200E that didn't "like" to go into
    reverse except when persuated gently, earlier this year, it may not
    require a complete overhaul, (see threads below) but it shoud be kept in
    mind that most (?) things start to wear out at that age.

    http://www.mercedesshop.com/shopforu...d.php?p=963365

    http://www.mercedesshop.com/shopforu...t=w124+reverse

    The troubeshooting guide is for a newer box but the principles are the
    same.

    http://w126.pp.ru/akp722.pdf

    Mechanic didn't see any metal bits, did the fluid and filter change
    first. No improvement. so crossed fingers and checked the brake bands
    and the pistons. Ended up overhauling B3 piston and adjusted the working
    pressure, and it's fine now.

    But it did have me biting my nails.

    Cheers,
    WS

    --
    change to leews to mail

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    cognite tute
    Guest

    Default Re: Is it wise to buy a 1991 300E?

    cognite tute wrote:
    > Hameed wrote:
    >
    >> I haven't owned a Benz before but I know they are very nice cars but I
    >> also know that they cost alot to repair and the average mechanic won't
    >> work on them.
    >>
    >> So, this car is for sale:
    >> ===================
    >> 1991 BENZ 300E 116k RUNS GOOD LOOKS BEUTIFULL, CARS HAS A SALVAGE
    >> TITLE.
    >> ===================
    >>
    >>
    >> Is that model year good or bad?
    >> I will check the issue of the salvage title of course but is there
    >> anything that I need to look for in this particular year.
    >> In general, is this car easy to work on or not?
    >> Is it an interference engine i.e. if Timing belt brakes it is almost
    >> gone?
    >>

    >
    > speaking of a 300e
    > there is a 1993 mb 300 for sale in norman ok for $1450.
    >
    > ad says no reverse.
    >
    > how much to fix transmission?
    >
    > j.


    I thought $1450 was way too high also.

    Thanks, will look elsewhere

    j.

  9. #9
    Dori A Schmetterling
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    Default Re: Is it wise to buy a 1991 300E?

    Plus the advertiser can't spell even elementary words. Would one want to
    buy from someone like that?

    DAS

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    > Don't bother with salvage titled car... not worth the hassle.
    >




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