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I am contemplating a drive to look at a 91 MB that the owner is calling a 300SDL...the model guide says the 300SDL was only made in 86 and 87. IT says the 91 was a 350 SDL.....Any differences here other than changed badging? 120K miles on the car. Any special issues with this car I should investigate? I've never owned a big diesel like this, only the 240D.
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350 SDL's were known for a number of serious problems including bent connecting rods. I have heard that the improved 3.5 603 engine was really quite good, but I do not know how to tell the difference. Unfortunately for your case, the two engines are both 603 engines and will be identical externally. Check the registration and run a carfax on it, and maybe one of those two will tell you which it is.
 
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