Hello I'm new. There's a w124 (I think!) 200d with a knackered engine lying in my mechanic mate's lot. It has a FMBSH but big miles. Some clownish prospective buyer kicked it's head over a week's use and blew the motor. We're in France, there's a runner in the local scrap yard (still in the car) and they're asking 400E for the engine, or I can get an exchange standard for 1400 euros. Apparently the car's very tidy and the motor is the only known issue. Now, assuming it's not a w123 - I've not seen it yet but am pretty sure it's not - is there: a) Anything I should look at getting done whilst the engine's out? b) Any choice as far as the replacement engine goes - or do I need to go with the 200d? c) What else would I have to change if I did go for, say, a 250d or 300d? I could even find a 300td over here... Well, hope that's not all too vague and thanks for any responses. They want 400euros for the car as it is btw.