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Old 01-05-2005, 09:14 PM
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I bought my car from a friend in New Mexico, just outside of El Paso. We hadn't seen them for a number of years so they decided they would deliver it to us in Alaska.
The same car has made numerious trips up and down the Alaskan Highway.

We've made the same trip in two other MB's, a '79 450sl and a c220. Although the 450 got the most stares, the 300d was the most comfortable.
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:24 PM
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Nonstop from Albuquerque to Detroit, about 1600 miles.

Driving a 68 200D.

Bootleging 20 cases of Coors.

(I was a lot younger then).

2004 C240 Wagon 203.261 Baby Benz
2008 ML320 CDI Highway Cruiser
2006 Toyota Prius, Saving the Planet @ 48 mpg
2000 F-150, Destroying the Planet @ 20 mpg

0BAMA .......... OUTHOUSE
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Dervman
..... Great trip with zero problems (except for the speeding ticket in Dallas!! )
Wow! Let me say this shocked me! I drive in Dallas traffic 3-5 days a week and I can safely say that I can count on one hand the number of people I have seen pulled over in Dallas in the last 5 years!

As for trips, I would have to say my record in the Benz is only at 2,000 mi. from Ft. Worth to Bransom MO and back. I need to get the drivers seat base fixed before I push it any further.

84 300SD 350K+ miles ( Blue Belle )
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Old 01-06-2005, 12:57 AM
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I bought my MB 300D with 270K miles on it. Changed the oil, filters, did a full lube and thorough check, bought new rubber for all for corners and 3 days later I drove it 1200 miles from Battle Ground Wa to Phoenix AZ. I tell you that is the way to bond with a car. Spend two 8 hour days in it listening to every clack, nail, and purr as it sails down the hiway.

85' MB 300D Turbo
85' GMC Suburban 6.5L Diesel Turbo
2000 VW Beetle 1.9L TDI Diesel Turbo
67' Land Rover 2.5L Diesel - No turbo

So what do you do when it's so cold out your fuel gels? Smear some on toast and have another cup of coffee until it warms up outside.
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Old 01-08-2005, 02:12 AM
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Just put a little over 2700 miles on my 85 300CD. Left Savannah and made stops in Atlanta, Alabama , New Orleans, and a few other places on my way to San Antonio. Spent a couple days there then drove back on I-10 until I took an hour nap at a rest stop by Tallahasee. After that, I drove on to Jacksonville and back up 95 to home. That was a long ride home.
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83 300TD
78 240D (daughter)
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:47 PM
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Most I drove the '84 300D was 120 miles. My '98 Jetta Tdi we drove from Atlanta to Key West non stop except to pee, poop and eat. TOOOOO long of a drive at night.
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Old 01-20-2005, 11:24 PM
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Long trip

I met this guy, Marcus, who has been driving around the world in his 220D. Here is his site.
He talked me into buying my 240 D, currently not running, but I love it... enough to read everything I have time to read on this site. thanks
1979 240 D China Red SOLD
1973 GMC Green Service Truck w/ lift
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Old 01-21-2005, 02:42 AM
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3,623 miles

Last October, from Orem to Toledo to Columbus to Orem.
Alan the Radio Guy
Amateur Radio Station N7CEU
1985 300CD 199,000 and still rolling
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Old 01-21-2005, 03:24 AM
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Would you recommend '92 300SD 3.5L doing a coast to coast trip ? Thanks.
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Old 01-21-2005, 11:26 PM
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oh sure...

Originally Posted by jc2124
I met this guy, Marcus, who has been driving around the world in his 220D. Here is his site.
He talked me into buying my 240 D, currently not running, but I love it... enough to read everything I have time to read on this site. thanks

only the grman page comes up. great.

nice adventure. wonder where he went surfing?
[1981 300 td tdidi 165500 dark brown/palamino-Brownie-mine-3k miles of ownership
1983 240d 162+++ Anthricite grey w/ henna red interior and hella lights-wifes car-Red

the above two cars are for sale
and can be seen on the cars for sale thread here. pix also available.

240d-144+ Manilla Yellow w/ palmino interior-greasecar kit-Blondie-the college kids car

23" gt 21 speed still on original tires-still got the nubs
21" khs tandem
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Old 01-22-2005, 03:16 PM
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Went from NH to LosAngles, CA and back in my '73 220D, 8 day trip (visited relatives)

Longest solo non stop was Los Angles to Boston 52hrs.. (I was young then) in a '67 Opel

Longest period in a car was 5200 miles in 5 days in my Corvette

most miles in 2 days on a motorcycle was 1200 miles.. NH to Richmond, VA and back

countless 3-4 day trips NH to Fla..and back
79 240D
42 years a Diesel addict

250SE sold
220D sold
280S sold
300D (2) sold
300CD sold
300DT sold
300SD sold
380SL sold
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Old 02-02-2005, 02:52 AM
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Coast to Coast

Las Week I bought a 1992 300SD 275K miles from East Coast. Drove home to California . 5 days taking it easy, about 3500 miles . Adding one quart of oil during the trip.

Car battery went bad in the beginning. Had to jump start. The seller said it's because of short trips he made to store. Didn't have any problems on the trip . Back home now, battery is currently dead (I made short trips to the malls etc.). Tomorrow, I'll take out the battery and bring to Battery dealer to swap. Also, the Alternator light stays on after starting the car, only when I step on the pedal to start driving, that it would go off. I wonder if the Alternator might be the culprit.
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