The 350 is very reliable for the most part, it is not bullet proof like the 617 
though.

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On Jun 22, 2015, at 2:33 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
wrote:

>> Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:
>>> There was an 80s vintage BMW diesel, which I looked at once when searching 
>>> for my 1979 300TD.  Randy Steele warned me off of them, saying that they 
>>> had some serious issues with heads leaking, I believe.  Sounds like the 
>>> rodbender MB engines.
>> 
>> 324d or 524td.
>> It was a smooth and powerful little 2.4L inline six.
>> Sipped fuel like a 240D, cracked heads like a 1.6L Volkswagen.
>> 
>> Lincoln bought some of the turbo engines in the mid 1980s, if you can 
>> imagine getting 32mpg hwy in a Continental when the speed limit was 55mph.
>> Then there's the Vixen motorhome, a somewhat brutal environment for a small 
>> turbocharged engine with weak heads.
>> 
>> Mitch.
> 
> 
> Nasty little engine that makes a 350SDL/350SD look very reliable. Expensive 
> little bugger too.
> 
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