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Old 03-12-2005, 09:39 AM
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1998 E300 Turbo in Memphis,TN 227k miles

Just an update, the car is now up for sale on ebay.

Here's a link to the auction for anyone who may be interested.

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Old 03-12-2005, 01:49 PM
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From the ebay page:

1998 Mercedes-Benz : E-Class E300DT

I am proud to offer the Ebay community exclusively this 1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 Turbo Diesel.

Think you have a typo there
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"It would appear that you can successfully run your Mercedes diesel on used french fry oil. Yep, that's what I said, used french fry oil. You can get an extra tank for your E300TD and fill her up for free at McDonalds!"

He clearly knows little about WVO.
The last place anyone in their right mind would get oil from is McD.
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whatever...I have seen it done more than once..


Most of my friends get their WVO from $$ restaurants because they tend to have nicer oil that isn't quite so dirty, but the advertisement is simply proving a point, and I do suggest for the reader to "learn of the experience of others" from greasecar.com, so I am trying to educate the audience.

I also know of a fellow here in town who relies on a hotwing stand for his WVO...
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Old 03-12-2005, 03:04 PM
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No offense intended:
I did not know that the person posting this ad was also the same one hawking the car; we have a classified section for that.

My point is that fast food oil is simply not useable.
It seems a little misleading to point at McDs as a source of oil; when in fact they have strict rules against giving it away, and their oil is garbage to begin with.
This opinion is coming from a shadetree mechanic forum members and fellow WVOers point of view; not from a commercial one.
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Sold

I'm picking it up on Tuesday and driving it back home.
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Auction is still active... you're kidding right?

Herbert, another nice car! Great work. I don't know how you do it.
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Nope, I'm dead serious. He'll end the auction when he has my cash in his hand.
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Oh good. Congratulations! I didn't know that engine was that good. I just did some research and saw the specifications. It is amazing to see that MB got diesel engines that powerful and efficient without the Common-Rail Direct Injection System. Don't get me wrong, I love the CDIs which are even much more powerful and efficient, however the complex injection mechanism and high pressure fuel pumps (with pressures exceeding 26,000psi) make me sort of scared. These diesels engines today are far more complex than today's gasoline engines. Who would have predicted that 20 years ago?!?
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:41 AM
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Nope, I'm dead serious. He'll end the auction when he has my cash in his hand.
Yes, but will you be getting a 98 or 99? See the above lines I quoted.

J/K. I hope you like it. It isn't a good riding car at all. Great ride especially at over 85. Not that I know but just guessing.
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Herbert,

That is sweeet. Very nice.

Turbo, Please give us an update when you get the car (so we can drive vicariously ). I'd like to know how the OM606 compares to my lowly OM601.

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I have owned one ('99er Turbo E300) now for a month, and paid a fortune to have it all brought back up to snuff after its previous owner negelected it, sort of. The engine makes a wonderful sound which reminds me of my old 1964 Jag 3.8S and it accelerates as well or better than my '99 230 SLK. It also does not seem to use fuel, (about 30 mpg going around 80-85 mph over a distance of 190 or so miles....) really. It is not as remarkable as a CDI (I have driven these in Germany...) but it is a fast, comfortable car. It has too much cheapo plastic, of course, and the bloody dash board has cracked. I miss the smoke and noise of the 240D. The catalytic converter on the 99er has no poetry to it, really; but now the California Clean air board will not send me hate mail all the time, which was the case with the 1979 car. I guess in the back of my mind, I await the springs to fall off, and soon I shall have the Gluehkerzen replaced, but the man who will do it (who has much experience...) claims that he has never broken one off in the head. If that happens, I shall report it here and likely sell the thing off.

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