Two things to look for when buying an old Mercedes Benz diesel

Posted By on April 4, 2018

mercedessourceheaderyoutubeHaving owned Mercedes Benzes for years now (first was our 87 MB 560 SEL –  reminder that I need a photo) and using several resources for buying and maintaining, some of the best advice for for 1982MB300DTurbodieselFrontViewthe, W123 which I’m particularly fond of, (my current 1982 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbodiesel) comes from Kent Bergsma, of the online site He and his daughter produce YouTube videos as well as sell tools and parts that I’ve mentioned before, but this one is particularly helpful if you are new to old diesels … and in particular older Mercedes diesels know for their “million mile engines,” although probably not something you want to take to the bank.


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