Happy Birthday to me – A Mercedes diesel is parked in my garage

Posted By on May 7, 2013

1982mb300dturbodiesel130506Hmm … it looks like some kind of ancient diesel is parking in my garage? It has been a long time since I’ve looked at one of these beastly relics. (our last was an ‘87 MB 560SEL) 
Smile The overall condition looks pretty good considering the old Mercedes Benz 300D Turbodiesel is over 30 years old and still lumbers down the road, although a in laid-back cruise mode. The odometer is just shy of 200K (middle age for a MB diesel) and everything is solid. I haven’t spotted much rust and beside some plastic crazing, the finish is good. One weak link is a no-go on the air conditioning. Mechanically, I’m hoping there is just a vacuum adjustments to be made for the hard shifting transmission. All in all, it is exciting to work on a diesel again.

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