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Hi guys

Looks to be a new forum and I'd love to be apart of it.

My name is Tory and I am 23 and live in Edmonton, Canada.

I was a classic Mercedes-Benz sedan purist (fan of nothing past 1991). I had the bug for many years and know tonnes about classic MB's - until I stumbled upon an ad and some images of a Biturbo.

I was shocked at the interior, the engine and basically everything about the car.

Now I am in the market for a nice Biturbo.

You have to understand what a departure this is from my usual driving experience. My last MB was a real champ. It was a 1981 S-class W126 designation with a 3.0L I5 turbo diesel engine. The car was looooong and roomy.

I am excited to try something new.

Anyway. I am looking at this one car and I have a few questions!

It's a 1985 Biturbo Coupe "E". It has an automatic, the liquid cooled intercoolers, a full service history, 75,000 miles from California.

On the down side he says that the air conditioning does not blow cold and the water pump -needs- to be replaced.

What else - he says there is a minor rust spot on a rocker panel but it has not even come close to making a hole.

The interior is top notch and is flawless.

The asking price is $8,900 CDN which is about $7,600 US.

Is it a good deal? Are the "E" models anything to get excited about?

How much are H20 pumps about and are they are to replace? Should the timing belt be done at the same time? I do know that they say the belt should be done every 24,000 miles.

Anyway nice to meet you and talk to you soon!

Thanks,

Tory
 

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Thanks for the info.

I'd love to see pictures of your E.

So it's just a regular Biturbo then? With the problems, what should I offer?

How much are typical water pumps and are they labour intensive?

I've phone several local service about prices but it's going to take them a day or two to get back to me.

Thanks!

Tory
 

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Oh!

Also, where do you find good Biturbo's for sale? I am willing to travel to the US - I was going to do that for my next MB, but that's not going to happen :lol: hehe

Should I find examples in Arizona for example so there's no rust? I guess I run the risk of having dried out interiors there.

What is your opinion? How did you find yours?

Thanks again!

Tory
 

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What a wonderful Biturbo

Yeah I low balled him...

And you were close on what my guy quoted me on a new water pump.

What's your email?

I am curious where you get cars like an E - I am willing to travel to the US to get it and then drive it up.

Talk to you soon and thanks for showing me your car.

I really want a Biturbo - even with it's meticulous maintanace schedule!

Tory
 
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