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My newest Diesel

Not bad for 228000 miles on it. Steering is a tad loose, but fixable with a $300 steering gear. I'm sure it needs a valve adjustment. I need to really clean out the injectors. It has a coolant dribble which might be a radiator hose or a water pump. All in all it's nice car.

1982 Mercedes 300D with a 3.0l 5 cylinder Turbo diesel.


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Looks like a nice car Tom. I would love to find something like that to use for an everyday work car.
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I've found some thing to do it that may bring her up in performance. It seems to lag a bit on the bottom end a bit. Maybe I'm just expecting too much out of 120HP and 170lbs-ft
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I've found some thing to do it that may bring her up in performance. It seems to lag a bit on the bottom end a bit. Maybe I'm just expecting too much out of 120HP and 170lbs-ft

Not to forget the 4500lb hunk of steel it's trying to move. I used to have one it was a great car. My only advice is to not try and repair the window switch as this was the first thing I ever found out was actually filled with springs and ball bearrings.

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This one is a 300D not a 300SD Curb weight per the manual is 3500lbs. Still heavy for a car that size.

I think I'v discovered the cause of the coolant dribble. It will run up near the high end of normal. I found a citric acid cooling system flush that is pretty much the same cooling system flush that Mercedes recommends in their shop manuals. I'm going to give that a shot in a couple weeks.
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Nice to see a fellow German Diesel runner. Don't complain about the power. I have a 4 Cylinder N/A Diesel in my VW, however I do have a 5 Speed Look around, there should be a way to turn the fuel up a little. How long before some old Veggie oil? I know my VW loves that old frier oil. I just mix it in with the diesel. Good Luck! Chris

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I too just bought a 1983 300sd with 148,000 for $3500. It has no rust and my wife loves the thing.
Check out schumanautomotive.com and search for ALDA. It will let you get a little more fuel. I did this to mine and it made a big difference.
Also check out mercedesshop.com. There is a nice article in DIY on how to turn up th boost.
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My ALDA is ajusted all the way out. I'm looking at completely removing it soon. I also need to look at adjusting the wastegate. I'm sure that it is probably not giving me much. Maybe 5 psi at best. The factory spec on the engine is for up to 1 bar which is about 14 psi, although the cars rarely left with more than 7psi from the factory.

On edit: I just filled it up today and it got me 22.9mpg. Pretty good considering I've been hard on the go pedal.
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