We're thinking of selling our '88 240 for a reasonable price. We live
in Upstate NY, near Albany. If you want a car for under well $2k USD,
that is about 2/3 of the way to being refurbished, let me know. You'd
have to pick it up, though. It has 150k miles, some rust that's been
filled with fiberglass-reinforced filler, but not sanded or painted,
solid metal radiator, Sony 'X-plod' stereo (with the original tiny
speakers). I have new plastic headlights for it that I haven't needed to
install. It's been driven gently for 6 years, but is starting to suffer
from lack of daily driving - it's our backup car. It uses no oil.
On a related note, there is a roaring sound coming from the front end
at highway speed - it just started this weekend. It is road-speed
dependent, not engine-speed dependent. Normally I'd diagnose it as tires
or wheel bearings, but the car had those all replaced last Fall...Any
one here have ideas?
Do failing carrier bearings ever sound as if they are in front...?