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hi all,

got a deal on an 81 TD wagon. the engine is dead and i'm a total noob when it comes to mercedes and diesels but generally a decent mechanic otherwise.

i'm looking for ideas/recommendations as to how to go about this. are tehre places that sell rebuilt engines or should i have this one rebuilt locally? i'm 45 minutes south of indianapolis.

also, and on a much smaller scale, the wagon had the passenger side rear door window smashed and i need a replacement, any ideas on finding a replacement (other than ebay)? TIA

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the wagon had the passenger side rear door window smashed and i need a replacement
Windows are not expensive I don't think..call a glass shop. I think that I bought an original (new) one for 40 bucks or so about five years ago.


the engine is dead
Needs to be rebuilt and/or just can't start it?
 

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Needs to be rebuilt and/or just can't start it?
i did some preliminary investigation and it looks like it's the timing chain. the engine cranks (from what i can tell with decent compression) but the camshaft doesn't move at all. i'll report back after i get the valve cover off.

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