GE230 Auto

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prwales
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On ebay in Lancershire too far away for me but with a £1000 budget a bargain fixer upper as this engine is powerful enough and not as thirsty as the 280 and very close to the 5 cylinder diesel in running costs, 4 years from free road tax too.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264654810967?ul_noapp=true

 

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Re: GE230 Auto
Hmmm... Our first G-Wagen (a 230) was not as good when we got it as this appears to be and yet - after some reasonably basic brakes and clutch DIY - it served us very well. This could make a nice project for someone with a big shed and some enthusiastic skills.
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Re: GE230 Auto

That's my view, drivers rear quarter, perhaps a small amount of welding, paint, brakes at that age most likely need work and if you need to the interior. Good colour, engine & auto combo too

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Re: GE230 Auto

I have a 230 Auto and it doesn't compare well to a 5 speed manual.

I'd be a little concerned that whoever is selling is selling for a reason.  And its not what you can see in the photos.  Without the ability to road test, or even start the engine, its a huge gamble.

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Even as a basis for a 606a or 605 conversion it's a cheap vehicle, but as you say more risk. This engine is a 4 cyl version of the m103 engine in the w463 cars, so a straightforward and reliable unit. The assuptions I'd make would be around the fuel tank the pump and the fuel filter I would sort them out and be fairly confident it would start