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Re: Mercedes OM616 - looking for cruisers w/same

I have nothing useful to add other than I own a 79 Mercedes 300D with the 617 chassis and it is my pride and joy. I only have 200K on her and know for a fact the car could easily outlive me despite my relative youth. Parts are abundant and cheap online. Good forums for repairs too. A truly wonderful machine that is utterly mechanical and thus repairable.

Our sailboat has a boring Universal 5432 (M40), which is utterly reliable and uninteresting by comparison.

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Bainbridge Island, WA

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