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Lew 03-07-2006 12:54 PM

Introducing myself
 
Hello all. Been lurking here a bit, thought I'd finally intro myself now that, today, I've become a proud MB owner. I just picked up a very nice 83 300SD and am excited to begin tinkering with it. I've recently sold my 87 Suzuki Samurai that I installed a VW diesel into and converted to burn used cooking oil. I'll be burning veggie oil in the Benz, too. Looking forward to learning from y'all here.

GermanStar 03-07-2006 12:56 PM

Welcome aboard Lew, and enjoy your ride!

Hatterasguy 03-07-2006 01:04 PM

Welcome!:cool:

You bought a nice car. The W126 is always a good choice.:cool:

t walgamuth 03-07-2006 01:12 PM

ditto
 
welcome

126s are nice cars.

tom w

boneheaddoctor 03-07-2006 01:13 PM

Welcome aboard.....

whunter 03-07-2006 01:26 PM

Welcome
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lew
Hello all. Been lurking here a bit, thought I'd finally intro myself now that, today, I've become a proud MB owner. I just picked up a very nice 83 300SD and am excited to begin tinkering with it. I've recently sold my 87 Suzuki Samurai that I installed a VW diesel into and converted to burn used cooking oil. I'll be burning veggie oil in the Benz, too. Looking forward to learning from y'all here.

I look forward to reading your posts on veggie fuel.

Have a great day.

Lew 03-08-2006 07:29 AM

126?
 
Umm... I thought I had a 123? It's an 83 300SD...

stevelewis 03-08-2006 07:48 AM

lew, w126 I have the same car and welcome to the board. steve 83sd

Lew 03-08-2006 08:43 AM

Wow. I feel stupid. Nothing like introducing yourself as a really noob noob, eh?

As you can see, I have a lot to learn.

coachgeo 03-08-2006 09:27 AM

Would have love to seen your Sami Diesel. Did you put a 1.6 into it or a 1.9?

Lew 03-08-2006 09:43 AM

The Zuk
 
I put a 1.6na into it, then had to drop the tire size down to 31" (from 32) and replace the transfer case with one with 12% lower gears. It does very well with that, gets 30-31 mpg and burns veggie like it loves it. That little truck will go anywhere it'll fit, and it fits in a lot of places. I hate to be shed of it, but am really gonna enjoy the Benz.

whunter 03-08-2006 02:16 PM

Here is what you have.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lew
Umm... I thought I had a 123? It's an 83 300SD...

W126 S-Class Sedans

Chassis W126.120
Engine M617.951 I5
Model 300SD Turbo diesel
Years 1981-85
HP 120
Weight 3625
Wheel Base 121.1"

You may want to save this data, you will need it in the future.

Lew 03-08-2006 03:08 PM

Thanks!
 
Thanks for that info. Good stuff to know.

I ran my VIN on another site in their model lookup thing, and it says I have a gas engine ... I'm certain it's wrong.

Diesel Giant 03-08-2006 05:32 PM

Welcome to the forum. Finally somone else in my neck of the woods!

Lew 03-09-2006 09:08 AM

Hello, Giant
 
I found your sight a few weeks ago and have read everything you've written, and I sincerely appreciate the knowledge you've shared! Thanks!

Now I know where I'll be ordering my stuff from. And I'll have the added pleasure of cruising in the Merc to save shipping.


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