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Old 12-05-2008, 09:25 PM
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Post '85 Diesels

Let's not forget that's the _only_ year mercedes used the stupid particle trap , it plugs up and the faster you run the engine , the less power it makes...

I know of one '85 that was purchased for $200.00 from a used car lot
" engine's junk " , I told my buddy to have the dealer replace the particle trap for free , he did and now it like all '85's (different trannys & final drives) is a real stormer .

So , if after replacing the two fuel filters and checking the shiphon from the fuel tank (the intank intake screen plugs with fungus often) it's still slow , give that a look .
1982 240D creampuff 380,000 miles
1984 300CD KEEPER ! 481,XXX miles
1984 Euro 300TD Fully optioned SWMBO's
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