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Old 10-12-2006, 10:00 AM
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Mercedes Simplicity

I just wanted to make a comment about some things I was reading yesterday. I have a bad case of diesel lust (my wife does too...she's a GREAT woman, the finest God made) and want to replace our gasser Ford SporTrac with a diesel pickup. I was reading another forum for ford diesels, comparing the various models and issues surrounding them. I came away with a deep appreciation for the relative simplicity and robustness of mercedes engines. My 81 N/A is bone simple but even my wife's 87 is simple compared to the Ford engines (even the pre-94 non-powerstroke). Only the non-powerstroke comes close to simplicity but I'm not sure of the robustness and longevity. Anyway, I love my rusty O'l Nelly and the Scalded Dog even more and appreciate them more every mile.

81 300D N/A 130K miles (Nelly)
87 300D Turbo 80K miles (The Scalded Dog...because it runs like a scalded dog)
95 e320 Wagon 104K
2003 Sprinter 47K miles.
1999 Tandem Bicycle
One beautiful low miles wife (who likes diesels) (that's my wife holding the sign)

My son and I fixing Nelly's odometer
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