The other day my wife returned from a long trip to Chicago with what was
left of our '84 300SD. Unfortunately a coolant leak had developed and
she continued to drive it until it seized and died a few blocks from our
house. The engine will still start but I've heard jackhammers that are
quieter. (what a noble machine, not dying out on the prairie somewhere!)
This has happened at a crucial time in the car's life - it's just hit
250K,some alignment issues (perhaps new ball joints) and the shocks,
exhaust and brakes are all due for repair... the injection system has a
couple of minor leaks, and In the last six months it's gone through an
alternator, starter, and belts. When we bought the car three years ago
I knew it had been through some hard times, so I got it pretty cheap.
If I had the time and resources to dump another engine in it I might,
but since I don't I think it's time to say "so long". I'd appreciate
any ideas anyone has about disposing of the car in a quick and painless
(read "get some money out of what's left") manner.
It was sweet while it lasted - at least I still have my favorite '84 300D.
thanks in advance,