1982 300TD oil leaking?

My elderly neighbor has a 1982 300TD and has just tossed a FS sign on it. Car is super nice, no rust, Ivory/Tobacco, manual sunroof 227K Asking $500. I took a good look and the underbody, belly pan etc is covered with
oil, and oil dripping in the driveway, more than acceptable. Is this indicative of a major problem or maybe just a hose or gasket? Where should I look closer?
She has no idea, she is orig owner MD widow, says the car runs well but she has lost patience with winter starting/ non starting <G>, there is no block heater. Up until it got very cold, she was using it most everyday. I'd like to buy it just for highway commuting and fun, but don't want any major headaches to deal with. Any thoughts? Thanks Jim
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Unless its been well maintained and it looks like not it'll have lots of deferred maintenance. But if it has a good body and interior and still runs it should be worth $500.00 the leaks could be from a number of places and best way to findout is take ot a car wash, wash it off and see where its comming from. It could have open glow plugs.
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Henry Kolesnik wrote:

Henry said wash the engine first. Oil leaks on these are generally from the turbo drain down tube, oil filter housing connection at the engine, valve cover, main seals. If you get it started, check oil pressure cold should be 3 bar when it's hot idle oil pressure should be no less than 1 bar. After heating up remove the oil cap while running excessive blowby coming out indicates longevity issues.
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baby?s fist (there should be one lying around for reference). Bake at 400for about 25 minutes - or you could fry them in olive oil. Place the meatballs in the tomato gravy, and simmer for several hours. Serve on spaghetti. Accompany with green salad, garlic bread and red wine.
Newborn Parmesan
This classic Sicilian cuisine can easily be turned into Eggplant Parmesan If you are planning a vegetarian meal. Or you could just as well use veal - after all, you have to be careful - Sicilians are touchy about their young family members...
6 newborn or veal cutlets Tomato gravy (see index) 4 cups mozzarella, 1cup parmesan, 1cup romano Seasoned bread crumbs mixed with parmesan romano salt pepper oregano garlic powder chopped parsley Flour eggwash (eggs and milk) Peanut oil for frying.
Pound the cutlets. Dredge in flour, eggs, then the bread crumb mixture. Fry till golden brown in 350 peanut oil. In a baking pan, place a layer of gravy, then one of meat, gravy, and cheese. Another layer each of meat, gravy, and cheese. Then bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Serve on hot pasta with romano cheese.
Southern Fried Small-fry
Tastes like fried chicken, which works just as well. In fact you may want to practice cutting up whole chickens for frying before you go for the real thing. Whole chicken is much more efficient and inexpensive than buying pieces.
1 tiny human, cut into pieces 2 cups flour Onion, garlic Salt pepper garlic powder cayenne pepper hot sauce, etc. Oil for frying
Mix milk, eggs, hot sauce in a bowl, add chopped onion and garlic. Season the meat liberally, and marinate for several hours. Place seasoned flour in a paper or plastic shopping bag, drop pieces in a few a time, shake to coat thoroughly, then deep fry in hot oil (350) for about 15 minutes. Drain and place on paper towels.
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your house from carrying too much, nor will they have to make 10 trips back and fourth from the service stations.
Roast Leg of Amputee
By all means, substitute lamb or a good beef roast if the haunch it is in any way diseased. But sometimes surgeons make mistakes, and if a healthy young limb is at hand, then don?t hesitate to cook it to perfection!
1 high quality limb, rack, or roast Potatoes, carrot Oil celery onions green onions parsley garlic salt, pepper, etc 2 cups beef stock
Marinate meat (optional, not necessary with better cuts). Season liberally and lace with garlic cloves by making incisions, and placing whole cloves deep into the meat. Grease a baking pan, and fill with a thick bed of onions, celery, green onions, and parsley. Place roast on top with fat side up. Place uncovered in 500 oven for 20 minutes, reduce oven to 325. Bake till medium rare (150) and let roast rest. Pour stock over onions and drippings, carve the meat and place the slices in the au jus.
Bisque l?Enfant
Honor the memory of Grandma with this dish by utilizing her good silver soup tureen and her great grandchildren (crawfish, crab or lobster will work just as well, however this dish is classically made with crawfish).
Stuffed infant heads, stuffed crawfish heads, stuffed crab or lobster shells; make patties if shell or head is not available (such as with packaged craw
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First stuff the heads, or make the patties (see index) then fry or bake. Set aside to drain on paper towels. Make a roux with butter, oil and flour, brown vegetables in the roux, then add chicken stock and allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Add the patties or stuffed heads, and some loose crawfish, lobster, long piglet, or what have you. Cook on low for 15 minutes, then allow it to set for at least 15 minutes more. Serve over steamed rice; this dish is very impressive!
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Babies really can be found under a cabbage leaf - or one can arrange for ground beef to be found there instead.
8 large cabbage leaves 1 lb. lean ground newborn human filets, or ground chuck Onions peppers celery garlic soy sauce salt pepper, etc Olive oil breadcrumbs Tomato Gravy (see index)
Boil the cabbage leaves for 2 minutes to soften. In skillet, brown the meat in a little olive oil, then add onions, peppers, and celery (all chopped finely) and season well. Place in a large bowl and cool. Add seasoned breadcrumbs and a little of the tomato gravy, enough to make the mixture pliable. Divide the stuffing a
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salt pepper, etc. Olive oil butter
Brown the meat and some chopped onions, peppers, and garilic in olive oil, place in baking dish, layer with vegetables seasoning and butter. Bake at 325 for 30 - 45 minutes. Serve with hot dinner rolls, fruit salad and sparkling water.
Bb Buffet 1
Show off with whole roasted children replete with apples in mouths - and babies? heads stuffed with wild rice. Or keep it simple with a hearty main course such as stew, lasagna, or meat loaf.
Some suggestions
Pre-mie pot pies, beef stew, leg of lamb, stuffed chicken, roast pork spiral ham, Cranberry pineapple salad, sweet potatoes in butter, vegetable platter, tossed salad with tomato and avocado, parsley new potatoes, spinich cucumber salad, fruit salad Bran muffins, dinner rolls, soft breadsticks, rice pilaf, croissants Apple cake with rum sauce, frosted banana nut bread sherbet, home made brownies Iced tea, water, beer, bloody marys, lemonade, coffee
The guests select food, beverages, silverware... everything from the buffet table. They move to wherever they are comfortable, and sit with whoever they choose. Provide trays so your guests will not spill everything all over your house from carrying too much, nor will they have to make 10 trips back and fourth from the service stations.
Roast Leg of Amputee
By all means, substitute lamb or a good beef roast if the haunch it is in any
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for 15 minutes. Allow to cool slightly. Place the pie pan in 375 degree oven for a few minutes so bottom crust is not soggy, reduce oven to 325. Fill the pie with stew, place top crust and with a fork, seal the crusts together then poke holes in top. Return to oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until pie crust is golden brown.
Sudden Infant Death Soup
SIDS: delicious in winter, comparable to old fashioned Beef and Vegetable Soup. Its free, you can sell the crib, baby clothes, toys, stroller... and so easy to procure if such a lucky find is at hand (just pick him up from the crib and he?s good to go)!
SIDS victim, cleaned cup cooking oil Carrots onions broccoli whole cabbage fresh green beans potato turnip celery tomato stick butter 1 cup cooked pasta (macaroni, shells, etc.)
Remove as much meat as possible, cube, and brown in hot oil. Add a little water, season, then add the carcass. Simmer for half an hour keeping the stock thick. Remove the carcass and add the vegetables slowly to the stock, so that it remains boiling the whole time. Cover the pot and simmer till vegetables are tender (2 hours approximately). Continue seasoning to taste. Before serving, add butter an
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and if a healthy young limb is at hand, then don?t hesitate to cook it to perfection!
1 high quality limb, rack, or roast Potatoes, carrot Oil celery onions green onions parsley garlic salt, pepper, etc 2 cups beef stock
Marinate meat (optional, not necessary with better cuts). Season liberally and lace with garlic cloves by making incisions, and placing whole cloves deep into the meat. Grease a baking pan, and fill with a thick bed of onions, celery, green onions, and parsley. Place roast on top with fat side up. Place uncovered in 500 oven for 20 minutes, reduce oven to 325. Bake till medium rare (150) and let roast rest. Pour stock over onions and drippings, carve the meat and place the slices in the au jus.
Bisque l?Enfant
Honor the memory of Grandma with this dish by utilizing her good silver soup tureen and her great grandchildren (crawfish, crab or lobster will work just as well, however this dish is classically made with crawfish).
Stuffed infant heads, stuffed crawfish heads, stuffed crab or lobster shells; make patties if shell or head is not available (such as with packaged crawfish, crab, or headless baby). Flour oil onions bell peppers garlic salt, pepper, etc. 3 cups chicken stock 2 sticks butter 3 tablespoons oil
First stuff the heads, or make the patties (see index) then fry or bake. Set aside to drain on paper towels. Make a r
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350 for spring roll wraps. Deep fry in peanut oil till crispy golden brown, drain on paper towels.
Lemon Neonate
Turkey serves just as well, and in fact even looks a bit like a well-dressed baby. By the time you turn the child?s breast into cutlets, it will be indistinguishable. The taste of young human, although similar to turkey (and chicken) often can be wildly different depending upon what he or she has consumed during its 10 to 14 months of life...
4 well chosen cutlets (from the breasts of 2 healthy neonates) 2 large lemons (fresh lemons always, if possible) Olive oil Green onions Salt pepper cornstarch neonate stock (chicken, or turkey stock is fine) garlic parsley fresh cracked black pepper
Season and saut the cutlets in olive oil till golden brown, remove. Add the garlic and onions and cook down a bit. Add some lemon juice and some zest, then de-glaze with stock. Add a little cornstarch (dissolved in cold water) to the sauce. You are just about there, Pour the sauce over the cutlets, top with parsley, lemon slices and cracke
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up in a large metal roasting pan. Bake in 325 oven covered for 2 hours. Remove cover, stick a cooking thermometer deep into one of the baby?s buttocks and cook uncovered till thermometer reads 190, about another hour.
Pro-Choice Po-Boy
Soft-shelled crabs serve just as well in this classic southern delicacy. The sandwich originated in New Orleans, where an abundance of abortion clinics thrive and hot French bread is always available.
2 cleaned fetuses, head on 2 eggs 1 tablespoon yellow mustard 1 cup seasoned flour oil enough for deep frying 1 loaf French bread Lettuce tomatoes mayonnaise, etc.
Marinate the fetuses in the egg-mustard mixture. Dredge thoroughly in flour. Fry at 375 until crispy golden brown. Remove and place on paper towels.
Holiday Youngster
One can easily adapt this recipe to ham, though as presented, it violates no religious taboos against swine.
1 large toddler or small child, cleaned and de-headed Kentucky Bourbon Sauce (see index) 1 large can pineapple slices Whole cloves
Place him (or ham) or her in a large glass baking dish, buttocks up. Tie with butcher string around and across so that he looks like he?s crawling. Glaze, then arrange pineapples and secure with cloves. Bake uncovered in 350 oven till thermometer reaches 160.
Cajun Babies
Just like crabs or crawfish, babies are boiled alive! You don?t need silverware, the hot spicy meat comes off in your hands.
6 live babies 1 lb. smoked sausage 4 lemons whole garlic 2 lb. new potatoes 4 ears corn 1 box salt crab boil
Bring 3 gallons of water to a
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Although it sounds like a great deal for someone who is ready to the work on it, that doesn't sound like you.
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ok went to close my trunk the other day, and it wont latch closed. the key locked/unlocked only opens the other 4 doors. when i look at the lock seems ok. i push the button and the little nib on the lock pops open ok, and if i close the nib or push it up it clicks and locks up ok. but its not catching with the bottom i think.
is there common problems?
thanks a. edinburgh
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El Mon, 27 Dec 2004 12:11:06 +0000, a8359 escribi:

Happened on my 89 190e. The latching pin (square metal piece on body of car NOT the locking tumbler on the trunk lid) is probably bent. Readjust with pair of pliers until trunk closes securely.
That usually fixes it on the older 190's. If you have a newer one with the bigger trunk lids it might work differently.
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time.
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