MB 300D high speed testing and minor jury-rigged repair

Posted By on June 22, 2013

mb300dspeedo130620While traveling this week I decided to give the old 1982 Mercedes 300D Turbodiesel a workout. Even though it kept up with interstate traffic and pegged the speedo, I found that it did a little shake from 73 to 80 mph. Maybe an alignment and suspension adjustment when I decide new tires are in her future?

Unfortunately I also ended up with stressed throttle linkage (heat and age issue) requiring a little bit of a jury-rigged linkage repair using vice grips and some good ol’ duct tape. I babied it coming home to Cincinnati from NE Ohio, but also found the parts for $60 online so I can replace the failing part. Whew, the excitement of traveling in older high mileage cars!



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