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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

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    Tell me about it. I've asked Phils Euro if they can squeeze me in to redo the head while I'm waiting. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenstevensteven View Post
    Well, Intercity Transport needs at least another 2wks before it can pick up vehicle in NJ. Guess all transport trucks across all companies are currently taking collectable cars to Scottsdale Arizona, where I guess 3 of the biggest auction houses are having auctions. I guess someday I'll have to checkout one of these infamous auctions.
    As mentioned in the other thread, myself and another forum member ran into similar delays last spring due to bad timing. Sometimes you're just stuck unless you are willing to pay a high premium (or, settle for a lesser transporter). If it's only 2 weeks, that really isn't bad.


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    Quick update. Vehicle is at Phil's European, who graciously agreed to store while we await transport pickup. Intercity is hoping to collect by end of coming week, but could slip until the following week. Good news is its given me time to clean-out the garage and organize all of my parts, tools, and accessories

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    She arrived today!

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    Cleanest W124 I've ever seen. It's almost as if it just came off the show room floor. Unbelievable!

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Glad to see it go to a good home!

    Great color, one of my favs.

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

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    She arrived today!

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    Cleanest W124 I've ever seen. It's almost as if it just came off the show room floor. Unbelievable!
    Excellent! Glad to hear its finally home. You ended up having the headgasket done?


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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by c0rbin9 View Post
    Glad to see it go to a good home!

    Great color, one of my favs.
    Yeah, really surprised just how nice the color is. Photos don't really do it justice

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    Excellent! Glad to hear its finally home. You ended up having the headgasket done?
    The car sat at Phil Jr.'s German EuroService in NJ for 2 wks waiting for pickup. I told them they could do main seal, but they said they were too booked up and just couldn't squeeze me in. So, something on my to do list. Need to find a competent Norcal shop. Not sure I want this car to be my first.

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Amazing how the ‘95s look so different just because of the wheel finish.

    The great thing is that you can use the car while you figure out what shop to use. Sometimes its best to just let you and the car ‘break in’ a bit before you decide to do anything major. Lets you get used to it


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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenstevensteven View Post
    She arrived today!

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    Cleanest W124 I've ever seen. It's almost as if it just came off the show room floor. Unbelievable!
    Somehow this just looks so *right* in front of those vines. And I love the color. And the finish on the wheels. And BTW --- did you see that the 17K miles one on BAT is up to USD 23K already? Looks like w124 is having its day in the sun....
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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Beautiful car. The cloth interior and the color look nice together. Looks comfy.

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by sheward View Post
    Beautiful car. The cloth interior and the color look nice together. Looks comfy.

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    Actually, leather seats, with cloth seat covers in the front. But I think I'm going to remove DS seat cover, as it's just not my thing

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by a777fan View Post
    Amazing how the ‘95s look so different just because of the wheel finish.

    The great thing is that you can use the car while you figure out what shop to use. Sometimes its best to just let you and the car ‘break in’ a bit before you decide to do anything major. Lets you get used to it
    I'm having absolutely no trouble falling in love with this car.

    I had no idea how Orange the instrument cluster dials really are, as every car I've ever had has sat in the Sun and the dials were faded.

    Also, the 104 engine is quite spiffy. I have to be careful when I initially depress the accelerate from a stop, so as not to spin the back tires.

    By the way, I can't believe how clean the engine compartment is. I opened the hood and just couldn't stop laughing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jlaa View Post
    Somehow this just looks so *right* in front of those vines. And I love the color. And the finish on the wheels. And BTW --- did you see that the 17K miles one on BAT is up to USD 23K already? Looks like w124 is having its day in the sun....
    This one?
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...s-benz-e320-3/

    Funny, the previous owner of my car sent me the link to that ad. I guess he thinks he could have gotten more for his. I actually think he's right, as from the photos of the one on BAT, I'd say mine is in better condition.

    And yes, it goes well with the vines. I'll have to post a pic in front of a field of Mustard Greens, which some farmers plant in-between the vines. Wild backdrop.

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Now everyone is going to start thinking their lowly M104 powered 124 that is in halfway decent shape and 100K miles is a $15K+ car, because of this BAT anomaly. Which is fine, but I don’t think the market is going to bear $20K+ prices for M104 cars. Not even 400Es, unless they were cream of the crop.

    It will be interesting to see if the deal even gets consummated for this 17K mile M104 taxi spec car.


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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Hey! Stop raining on our parade, Honch. That pedestrian (zips up flame suit) .032 sale just boosted our .036 values by ten grand, easy!!


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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    If you’d just have hung onto that optioned-out Stag wagen, just think of what it would be worth now.....


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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    If you’d just have hung onto that optioned-out Stag wagen, just think of what it would be worth now.....
    I know, right? No worries, the current owner will probably let me know if he ever decides to let it out of his sight. Not that I could afford it in the future, based on current market trends.


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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Congrats on the new car. It looks like you got a winner. One question I have is about the lower cladding color. It appears to be the same as the upper. Is that stock or is it just the lighting that makes it look the same?

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenstevensteven View Post
    I'm having absolutely no trouble falling in love with this car.

    I had no idea how Orange the instrument cluster dials really are, as every car I've ever had has sat in the Sun and the dials were faded.

    Also, the 104 engine is quite spiffy. I have to be careful when I initially depress the accelerate from a stop, so as not to spin the back tires.

    By the way, I can't believe how clean the engine compartment is. I opened the hood and just couldn't stop laughing.
    That's just great. If I ever get the 420 into good enough shape to make the trip back down to the bay area, I'd love to see it in person! Really happy for you Steve!

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by Maui View Post
    Congrats on the new car. It looks like you got a winner. One question I have is about the lower cladding color. It appears to be the same as the upper. Is that stock or is it just the lighting that makes it look the same?
    It appears to be the same color, and doesn't appear to be resprayed. I'm taking her in to the Mercedes dealer tomorrow to get her detailed, as I like the detailer there and have developed a pretty good relationship with the parts guys. They should be able to confirm that it's original.

    By the way, anyone have any recommendations on a Shift Knob replacement? I think I'd like to put in a wood one.

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by Maui View Post
    One question I have is about the lower cladding color. It appears to be the same as the upper. Is that stock or is it just the lighting that makes it look the same?
    Certain paint colors, on certain years, had matching bumpers/cladding instead of contrasting. Paint code 721 (Moonstone / Onyx Grey) is one of those, per EPC this is factory (screen shot below).

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by Maui View Post
    Congrats on the new car. It looks like you got a winner. One question I have is about the lower cladding color. It appears to be the same as the upper. Is that stock or is it just the lighting that makes it look the same?
    Re: color, @gsrx found the data card for this vehicle (see quoted below), with paint specs

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    Datacard: https://www.datamb.com/vin/PGXrlL29nZvAxwoJW

    Paint is code 721, the USA name for that color is Moonstone Gray. Elsewhere is was Onyx Gray Metallic. Pretty rare color!

    If you want a low-mile, nicely-optioned car, I think you could spend many months searching for something half as nice as this one.


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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    PS. Spoke to my mates at local Mercedes Parts & Service today, and showed-off the new purchase. They had the same reaction I did..... they couldn't stop laughing. They couldn't believe the condition of all of the body seals - no shrinkage, no sign of wear, as new. Paint is in pristine condition. Interior colors of all surfaces are bright and as new. Engine compartment looks like it's never been driven. Actually, they couldn't figure out how this car already had 40K miles on it, nor how it has been kept in such good condition.

    Bottom line, they tried to convince me to keep my old W124, and to NOT make this new one my daily driver. Their quote was, "this car is too valuable to drive on the roads on a regular basis."

    Fun stuff.

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    My e320 darn sprung a leak.

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    I started laughing when I removed the fuel filter + pump plastic road cover - Only one tiny pump and a much smaller filter. No fuel accumulator? Huh. Where did all those parts go? Just so used to all the connections and dual pump design with my W124 (m103).

    This M104 is full of surprises.

    Anyways, in all seriousness, the fuel leak seems to be coming from the intersection of the black plastic round end cap and the aluminum body of the fuel pump. Is the only fix a pump replacement? FYI, the end cap will turn relative to the aluminum body.

    PS. I didn't lift car by differential. That floor jack is just parked there for backup support. Also, battery is disconnected
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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    This is the setup used on ALL very-late production 124 chassis, including V8 models. This started around half-way through USA 1995 model year production, maybe even later? It was cost-reduction effort, standardizing on the setup that was used going forward on other chassis as well. As you can see there is a different pump design, single pump, different size filter, and standard rubber hose with clamps at the filter outlet. This pump is also quieter. Our late-build 1995 E420 (R.I.P.) had the same setup.

    Anyway - if it's leaking at the pump body, yep, time for replacement. Check the hoses and change the filter if it's not recent. Shouldn't be too expensive.


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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Stevenstevensteven: I just had to replace a leaking fuel hose on my '94 E320 the other day but I have the dual pump set up. I'm no expert and I hope Dave and others will chime in but here are my comments. Your leak seems to be from the hose connection at the pump. You have one of those clamps requiring a special tool to R & R and also which cannot be tightened. It may have loosened over time. The bolt and crush washers look dry in the photo. Are they in fact dry ?
    A question for Dave, Gerry or Klink--isn't the fuel pressurized in that hose from pump to filter ? shouldn't that be a hard line or a hose with threaded fasteners ?

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by geraniumtr View Post
    A question for Dave, Gerry or Klink--isn't the fuel pressurized in that hose from pump to filter ? shouldn't that be a hard line or a hose with threaded fasteners ?
    Peter, it sounds like the leak is between the pump end cap and the round aluminium shell, which would indicate the O-ring for the end cap is bad (possibly due to years of storage, and now getting a dose of ethanol-blend gas). This assumes Steve has ruled out leaks from the hose or clamps.

    About the hose - the old, twin-pump setup did indeed have fixed metal pipes at the pump inlet. However, this was part of the old overkill design, it really wasn't needed with the system operating pressures under 60psi. Same with the outlet from the fuel filter to the chassis metal pipe; on the early cars this was a special hose with crimped metal threaded ends, but the new design uses bulk rubber hose (fuel-injected rated for the higher pressures) and hose clamps.

    Good eye catching the Oetiker click-type clamp on the one end of the hose! These clamps can be re-used if you have the special tool, otherwise it can be replaced with a commonly-available worm-gear hose clamp.


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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Tks for the explanation Dave. The hose I just had to replace was the filter to chassis pipe which is as you described--rubber with metal threaded ends. I should have done this a few years ago instead of waiting till I smelled gas. Put a new filter in while I was there.

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    thanks for all the great and quick responses. buying pump n filter today.

    i think it is actually leaking from between the end cap and pump body. silly me, i ran some injector cleaner thru the tank on last fillup, and that was probably what got that old pump leaking. but the way, i think that might be the original pump.

    this is my first experience with the Oetiker click-type clamp, will have to search for tool.

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Honestly, it's MUCH easier just to go with the wormy clamp. All you need is a handheld screwdriver rather than some $100 German tool that you'll use one time.

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenstevensteven View Post
    I started laughing when I removed the fuel filter + pump plastic road cover - Only one tiny pump and a much smaller filter. No fuel accumulator? Huh. Where did all those parts go? Just so used to all the connections and dual pump design with my W124 (m103).

    This M104 is full of surprises.
    I know, doesn't that suck? Those accumulators are an important part of being on the M103/M117 DarkCISide, and the darned M104/M119 don't even have them. And only a single, weenie Pierburg fuel pump compared to the dual Bosch pumps on the DarkCISide (and even most of the 104s/119s, to their credit).

    It sure is easy to feel cheated when MB really started moving into "bean counting" mode as opposed to "over-engineering" mode....

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Honestly, it's MUCH easier just to go with the wormy clamp. All you need is a handheld screwdriver rather than some $100 German tool that you'll use one time.
    hehe.. I personally LOVE the oetiker clamps. They look a lot cleaner/professional installed, and there is no worm screw to cut your hands up on later. You can find quality tools to apply them on amazon. I got mine for around $25, and it does it's pinchy-pinchy thing in two different directions!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    To each his own though... worm gears work fine!

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by a777fan View Post
    hehe.. I personally LOVE the oetiker clamps. They look a lot cleaner/professional installed, and there is no worm screw to cut your hands up on later. You can find quality tools to apply them on amazon. I got mine for around $25, and it does it's pinchy-pinchy thing in two different directions!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    To each his own though... worm gears work fine!
    I hear ya! I have similar pair of clamp pliers, from Knipex.

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    I just realized I may have caused some confusion with my earlier post.

    Oetiker (aka Ear-clamp) clamps are single-use, controlled-pressure designed for specific diameters. These are often used on large items, i.e. steering rack boots and CV joint boots.

    Click-clamps are often re-useable, and also designed for specific diameters. These are often found on smaller diameter hoses, i.e. fuel hoses, PCV, or heater/coolant hoses.

    WARNING: The two types use different pliers! I believe the fuel pump clamp in the previous photo is a click-clamp type.


    I have these Knipex pliers for Oetiker / ear-clamp style, great deal at $25 delivered for a true Made-In-Germany tool:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I3H6UIC/

    I had not seen the Oetiker-brand compound-action pliers mentioned in post 93, - those would have been a close second choice, at the same price too:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IBA4SS0/

    For the click-clamps, I have the Knipex 8551-250C. I waited for a Zoro 25% off tools sale and got them for <$65 delivered:
    https://www.amazon.com/Knipex-Tools-...dp/B01I3H6QXG/
    https://www.zoro.com/knipex-hose-cla...ba/i/G1455802/

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    That does not appear to be Jelmerian award worthy. I will advice gerryvz.

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    I know, doesn't that suck? Those accumulators are an important part of being on the M103/M117 DarkCISide, and the darned M104/M119 don't even have them. And only a single, weenie Pierburg fuel pump compared to the dual Bosch pumps on the DarkCISide (and even most of the 104s/119s, to their credit).

    It sure is easy to feel cheated when MB really started moving into "bean counting" mode as opposed to "over-engineering" mode....
    That is precisely how I felt - cheated

    ps. there was a core charge with the replacement pump. but not sure I want to turn in that original pump. almost feel like i should frame it under glass.

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    This Knipex for Click-clack system is very cool. I'm going to add this to my tool box.

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    I have pump envy
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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    I just realized I may have caused some confusion with my earlier post.

    Oetiker (aka Ear-clamp) clamps are single-use, controlled-pressure designed for specific diameters. These are often used on large items, i.e. steering rack boots and CV joint boots.

    Click-clamps are often re-useable, and also designed for specific diameters. These are often found on smaller diameter hoses, i.e. fuel hoses, PCV, or heater/coolant hoses.

    WARNING: The two types use different pliers! I believe the fuel pump clamp in the previous photo is a click-clamp type.


    I have these Knipex pliers for Oetiker / ear-clamp style, great deal at $25 delivered for a true Made-In-Germany tool:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I3H6UIC/

    I had not seen the Oetiker-brand compound-action pliers mentioned in post 93, - those would have been a close second choice, at the same price too:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IBA4SS0/

    For the click-clamps, I have the Knipex 8551-250C. I waited for a Zoro 25% off tools sale and got them for <$65 delivered:
    https://www.amazon.com/Knipex-Tools-...dp/B01I3H6QXG/
    https://www.zoro.com/knipex-hose-cla...ba/i/G1455802/

    The Knipex for Oetiker tool in the 12 inch model double as one of the best cutter/clippers on the planet. And the perpendicular cut is also helpful.

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    What is the benefit of this locking version? (photo below)
    https://www.amazon.com/85-51-250-AF-...dp/B00V3B82L4/


    Also, I searched for Click Clamps, and this was all that I could find
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-10-B...9/372230120356

    Have you been able to successfully source an assortment of click clamp sizes? If so, do tell. Thanks.
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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenstevensteven View Post
    What is the benefit of this locking version?
    https://www.amazon.com/85-51-250-AF-...dp/B00V3B82L4/
    Those pliers are for spring clamps, not click clamps. Totally different clamps, totally different jaws in the pliers. I don't think MB uses many of these clamps?


    Also, I searched for Click Clamps, and this was all that I could find
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-10-B...9/372230120356

    Have you been able to successfully source an assortment of click clamp sizes? If so, do tell. Thanks.
    Assortments, no, but I have never looked. Unless corroded or damaged on removal, click clamps should be re-usable. I'd buy OE MB clamps just to know you're getting the correct size. Otherwise you'd need to find a size marking on the old one and verify the aftermarket replacement is identical.


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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    So, I ultimately had to replace all the fuel lines and most of the hose clamps. When replacing the hose from the filter to the hard line I notices these fluid patches above the passenger side of the differential. Do you think I've got a seal problem on the diff? This is an area of the vehicle I have yet to DIY. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Based on the spray pattern and where oil is it appears to coming from the differential end of boot. The axle end is dry but the flange end is wet. Not an easy job to replace.

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    I can't quite tell from the photos, but it looks like this MIGHT be the CV joint boot leaking grease/oil, not the differential side seal. If there is a strong odor of sulfur indicating gear oil, then it's probably the diff... if there isn't a strong odor, it's probably the axle boot. Regardless of which it is... Maui is correct, it's not a fun job. If it's the axle, do not replace with an off-brand rebuilt axle... only OE/OEM. Rebooting may work but that's not easy with OE-type, non-split boots.

    BTW - this is not a very common failure.


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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    I can't quite tell from the photos, but it looks like this MIGHT be the CV joint boot leaking grease/oil, not the differential side seal. If there is a strong odor of sulfur indicating gear oil, then it's probably the diff... if there isn't a strong odor, it's probably the axle boot. Regardless of which it is... Maui is correct, it's not a fun job. If it's the axle, do not replace with an off-brand rebuilt axle... only OE/OEM. Rebooting may work but that's not easy with OE-type, non-split boots.

    BTW - this is not a very common failure.
    Yes, particularly bizarre on a car with such low mileage.

    And I did not notice an odor of sulfur.

    I sent Collie Autoworks an email. Not sure I have time to take on this project right now.

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    Re: WTB: 300e Sedan, early-mid 90's; low mileage; well maintained

    FYI, Collie Autoworks rebuilt the differential, replaced the mounts, and put in new rear shocks (unbelievable, but they were the originals) while back there. Haven't seen the car since this round of repairs, as I had to travel to Houston and wife picked-up for me. I'm $2,500 in to the car now since delivery (having also replaced fuel pump, filter and some lines), and probably need to do the front struts and brakes when I get home.

    All in all, not surprised by any of this given the period of time this car must have sat over the years. When I'm done, I should have a mint vehicle.

    Oh, and the car has a new serpentine belt as well. Lots of cracks in the old one.


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