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Old 07-28-2003, 08:33 PM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Old Lyme, Connecticut
Posts: 3,596
cbdo has a point. There are people concerned with overheating that have proposed schemes to try to get their fans to turn all the time by defeating the clutch altogether with some mechanical device, or filling the clutch with fluid, completely, and using a higher viscosity fluid (apparently available from Toyota in 18ml bottles). So if your engine is running cool enough the clutch is probably ok. Good luck, Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
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