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Old 2nd July 2019, 10:23 AM
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Default W124 1995 e280

Gents,

A work mate is wanting to buy one of these cars which is currently on Car Sales.

The below comments concern me.
Completed major transmission overhaul (Sept 2017) and major engine overhaul (Sept 2018) with All NEW MOT device, fuel pressure regulator and wiring harness and new battery.

Were there any engine or transmission issues with this model?
The images show mainly head work done.
He likes the car and it seems to be priced well.

Many thanks in advance.
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Old 2nd July 2019, 02:02 PM
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The wiring harness is the big one on these. They are biodegradable and they do biodegrade!

Sounds like work has been done, so if the engine harness is done that is the one that most needs it.

I think 1995 is still M104 engine, which is known for head gaskets.
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Old 2nd July 2019, 02:44 PM
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Thanks Bryce,

If the harness work has been done & the head has been done, it seems like a really nice car.
The associated pictures of the head work look very comprehensive.

He is asking $8k
https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-5922517/?Cr=0
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Thanks Bryce,

If the harness work has been done & the head has been done, it seems like a really nice car.
The associated pictures of the head work look very comprehensive.

He is asking $8k
https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-5922517/?Cr=0
If the AC is cold I would say it looks pretty good.
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Good point mate.
Seems a very nice car inside and out for 8 grand.
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A mate just bought a early ML500 & early indications are the quality is ####e. Not sure what year it is but Iíll make enquires...
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It's 2003 Mark and first series of US made Mercedes
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