What is the drivetrain from?

No reserve is the way to get people fired up. I sold a rather rusty but
mechanically solid 1963 190dc sedan for almost 3K that way. Just let 'er
rip.

K

On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 6:39 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> I'm gearing up to sell my repainted 1985 300TD, diamond blue with a
> near-flawless dark blue interior, after market third seat, working A/C, and
> roof racks.  It has a replacement drive train but so what?  Should be an
> interesting ebay auction.  The toughest part will be settling on a reserve
> price...
>
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 7:27 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > Karl,
> >
> > Your 123 wagon is probably worth $5k or more on eBay.
> >
> > Are you looking for an '87 wagon or sedan to hot rod?  Wagons are
> somewhat
> > rare, and usually neglected and beat up.  124 wagons are generally sold
> for
> > less than 123 wagons.
> >
> > My current dream is an OM606 turbo in a '95 wagon body.
> > --
> > Max Dillon
> > Charleston SC
> > '87 300TD
> > '95 E300
> >
> > On September 10, 2015 11:14:43 PM EDT, Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >I am thinking of going 87. Can't bring myself to hot rod the 85 and
> > >thereby
> > >reduce whatever value it has to virtually nothing.
> > >
> > >Which begs the question, what does a totally rust-free 85 tdt with a
> > >new
> > >tranny, rebuilt turbo and top end go for these days with everything but
> > >the
> > >center vents working and newish paint? It is actually almost a fast
> > >car;
> > >goes like hell after the new head and turbo. Been running synthetic
> > >since
> > >82k; has 189k now. Interior presentable but could use new carpet in
> > >back
> > >and passenger front. Headliner is fine, sunroof manual, no vacuum
> > >leaks.
> > >Basically totally functional but no blow from center vents so I guess
> > >that
> > >is next. AC cold, new controller. Yada yada. You get the idea; very
> > >good
> > >shape.
> > >
> > >Karl
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
> > >mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >> In my case, I didn't realize the springs were different until about
> > >three
> > >> months after I bought them. I sent a message to the eBay seller and
> > >they
> > >> wanted all the details as far as application. When that didn't pan
> > >out,
> > >> they got Lesjofors involved. Despite photographs of the springs side
> > >by
> > >> side clearly showing they were different, Lesjofors just threw their
> > >hands
> > >> up and said I must have had some sort of one-off version of a W140. I
> > >> disputed that by showing them the EPC page with my VIN showing the
> > >proper
> > >> MB part number, which they said it was in their application guide.
> > >>
> > >> Never heard back from them. Fortunately, the seller was really good
> > >about
> > >> taking them back and was involved in the whole process of trying to
> > >sort
> > >> things out.
> > >>
> > >> In my case, the stock spring was flared out towards the top by a good
> > >inch
> > >> or more. The spring that Lesjofors said was the correct one was the
> > >same
> > >> diameter the whole length of the spring.  They even checked the
> > >others they
> > >> had for W140 applications and said that none of them were like mine.
> > >>
> > >> That's been my first foray into MB springs. It just reinforced the
> > >lesson
> > >> of going to the dealer for the part.
> > >>
> > >> Dan
> > >>
> > >> Sent from my iPad
> > >>
> > >> > On Sep 10, 2015, at 12:34 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes <
> > >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >> On September 10, 2015 at 10:21 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes
> > >> >> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Guess that means I'll buy OE for the 98 S420 that needs front
> > >springs.
> > >> >
> > >> > The Lesjofors catalog info on the ebay listings seems dodgy.
> > >> > For some years, including 97, they list the same spring for the
> > >S500 and
> > >> S420
> > >> > For other years, they list the same spring for S320 and S420.
> > >> > I'd seen comments on Benzworld that the S500 springs were too stiff
> > >and
> > >> made the
> > >> > car ride high.
> > >> > The EPC had 3 springs, and for my car specified the weakest spring
> > >with
> > >> 3 nub or
> > >> > 4 nub spacers.
> > >> >
> > >> > So I bought the "S320" springs on eBay (which were $50-60 cheaper
> > >than
> > >> the
> > >> > "S500") and 4 nub
> > >> > spacers from the dealer.
> > >> > The result was the only bad spring experience I've ever had in my
> > >life,
> > >> not that
> > >> > I've
> > >> > replaced many coil springs. Maybe I should have used JC Whitney
> > >springs
> > >> like I
> > >> > did when I put
> > >> > the trailer hitch on my Plymouth Horizon. I think I went to
> > >Carquest
> > >> when my '95
> > >> > Taurus broke
> > >> > a spring.
> > >> >
> > >> > I do still need to contact Lesjofors and see what, if anything,
> > >they
> > >> will do. If
> > >> > they tell
> > >> > me I have counterfeit springs, I'm going to kick myself $113 worth
> > >for
> > >> not doing
> > >> > something
> > >> > through Paypal/eBay in a timely fashion.
> > >> >
> > >> > I contacted the eBay seller, who wanted specific info on my car to
> > >check
> > >> and see
> > >> > if I bought
> > >> > the "right" springs. I sent him the whole story, beginning with the
> > >> model, year,
> > >> > and VIN.
> > >> > He responded that I sent him a blank message. I replied again, and
> > >he
> > >> never
> > >> > responded.
> > >> > Looking back on it, I wish I'd filed an eBay complaint at that
> > >point.
> > >> >
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