Thread: '82 300sd
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:04 PM
charmalu charmalu is offline
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This guy has only owned it a few weeks, wonder how many few weeks it has been? registration should list it.

The previous owner probably put on the new tires, look for record, or any records. second set of wheels, maybe you could sell them to help out with other repairs.

burns no oil, Iam sure it uses some oil, he probably doesn`t see a trail of blue behind him. look for oil leaks, oil cooler lines especially the lower one at the cooler. the oil cooler is the the small radiator next to the big one. for some reason the lower one is the one I always see leaking at the crimp on all the used cars I have seen.

spongy brakes. could just need a flush, or maybe the master is going. look in the master cylinder reservor for the fluid level. the back half is for the front brakes and front for the rear. there is a wall that seperates the 2 halves. both sides should be full, if it`s coffee colored easy to see the level. brake fluid should be clear, dark and it needs to be flushed. Black and it may never have been flushed.
Look at the brake hoses at each wheel for leaks.

While looking under the rear look at the rubber boots either side of the Differential. these are the CV joints or 1/2 shafts. they should not be torn open. I`ve seen some hanging in shreads. It`s a few bucks $$$ to replace them.

I think on the SD there is a plastic piece in the window regulator that breaks that can be replaced. my R/R is like that (note to self). or it could be the regulator itself.

One of these 2 cars the door wouldn`t open from the inside.
this could be your Dukes of Hazzard car with Class. just jump in and out of the window.

If you do decide to change the spedo from another car, they are matched to the Differential gear ratio of ea car. so if you car is say a 3:07 and you put in a 2:47, 2:88, 3:69 etc... it will be off by that % difference.

there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works