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Old 03-07-2006, 12:54 PM
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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.
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Old 03-07-2006, 12:56 PM
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:04 PM
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Welcome!

You bought a nice car. The W126 is always a good choice.
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:12 PM
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welcome

126s are nice cars.

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Old 03-07-2006, 01:13 PM
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:26 PM
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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.
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:29 AM
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126?

Umm... I thought I had a 123? It's an 83 300SD...
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:48 AM
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lew, w126 I have the same car and welcome to the board. steve 83sd
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:43 AM
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Wow. I feel stupid. Nothing like introducing yourself as a really noob noob, eh?

As you can see, I have a lot to learn.
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:27 AM
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Would have love to seen your Sami Diesel. Did you put a 1.6 into it or a 1.9?
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:43 AM
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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.
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:16 PM
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Thumbs up Here is what you have.

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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.
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:08 PM
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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.
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:32 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Finally somone else in my neck of the woods!
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:08 AM
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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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