Ouch! Thanks for the help, I guess!
Well, let's start out with... the car is free.
Okay, if I can't hook up with a friend for a tow (get it... hook up for
a tow? ...and there's the hook, T.G.!)
then it will cost me for that.
I figure that at the very least, I'll have parts for sale, to cover
Certainly; no one read my post closely enough to notice I said that I
had other "high mileage" vehicles... sadly, probably none much better
than this, at least when first aquired. Still, the best that I can
I guess my next question should be: What options are there for
Do I neccessarily have to find a 2.2 from an '84 or '85 190D, or are
Does MB change trans bolt locations for every model, or motor mounts?
Is the engine bay just too small for any other engine?
Everything I've read or heard about the diesel engine says the
simplicity of the engine is it's beauty... or vice versa.
I'm not particularly worried about the power, the car will go to my 72
year old mother, who probably won't mind as long as it will climb the
hills in Syracuse, NY, better than her old Civic did.
Well, thanks in advance for anything anyone can offer!