Nope... don't know anyone aside from being Metric Equivalent... Noel's in
Florida... they are also MB Engine specialist.
I don't know... spendign $6000 on an engine seems insane to me... economics
are not there. My parent did that to 190E and local mechanic charged $4000
to do the overhaul... still ran like crap and I was pissed... The
transmission failed soon afterward and the car sat until I was able to find
a junk 190E with good tranny. Sold parts off it to offset the cost of the
interior stripped junk car $500... and in the end, the tranny was like $250.
It could have been zero if I sold more parts off it. Even when we sold the
190E, we still lost money in that car... You could say it is cheaper than
leasing a car... true... you can say it is still cheaper than renting a
car... that's true too...
If I had $6000 to spend, I'd spend it on newer MB... sell the older MB for
extra money to pay for newer car... Let someone have your safe economical
MB to protet their family. Like now for example... let's say you get $2500
for your old car... don't remember what you got... So you got $8500. A clean
1997 E300D goes for $11000. That's a heck of a jump to a more modern car.
Let's say you are not a fan of diesel... then how about a gas verson? You
can get a 2000 E320 for $11,000 too.
I think a variety of MB cars to drive is more pleasurable and learning
experience that is more satisfying... and knowing that our older MB will be
protecting the new owner's family.