Thread: Diesel RPM
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Old 08-21-1999, 01:30 AM
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I like to run my 81 300SD pretty hard. She seems to like it, she idles smoother after a hard run. My max RPM is about 4800 - 4900 and thats achieved in the L selection on the tranny. If I recall correctly she goes about 85-90 km/h ( * 0.6 for mph ). In my humble opinion if one changes the oil as recommended and other follows maintainence procedures they can run their MB diesels as hard as they want. Mileage seems to decrease at a slower rate as rpm goes up for diesels vs. gas.