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Old 11-10-2006, 06:27 PM
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1993 300sd Om603?

Looking at a 1993 300SD, but am unfamiliar with the vehicle... does it use the OM603 (the same one in the 300SDL)? or did they "upgrade" to the OM603.9XX rod bender from the 350? Is it mechanical fuel injection or did they go electronic on it? I am guessing that it is the W140 body, with it's attendent climate control issues...

Most of my experience is with the OM615, OM616 and OM617 versions... and I have purposefully stayed away from the OM603.XXX versions due to head and rod issues, but the Mrs. is not too thrilled about the age of the vehicles using the OM615, OM616 and OM617 engines. I however would love an OM616/123 body with manual climate control and a stick (4 or 5 i could care less).... but the doghouse doesn't fit the boxer and I both...

Any comments would be appreciated...

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Old 11-10-2006, 10:45 PM
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Can't the boxer stay inside the house?

The 93 300SD has the 603.971 engine, the rod bender... ask me how I know

How about a 90-93 300D 2.5, or 95-up E300?

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Old 11-10-2006, 10:53 PM
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Do yourself a favor...........if you want a W140, get yourself an S320.

Considerably less money, much greater reliablility, and fuel economy that's only a shade lower than the diesel.

There's no good argument for a diesel in the W140..........and plenty of bad ones..........
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:55 PM
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Good or bad, there's lots of arguments

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Old 11-11-2006, 09:36 AM
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Good or bad, there's lots of arguments

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It's only a good argument if the person is a wacko like you.........
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:48 PM
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Thanks

Thanks for all the advice... I was thinking about the S320.
Having run mercedes diesels since before I could see over the dashboard... there is somthing about the sights, sounds and smells of diesel that a gasser just can't match.... but alas... the circumstances might necessitate a gasser... Ah, the crosses we must bear....
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Old 11-13-2006, 11:02 PM
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Thanks for all the advice... I was thinking about the S320.
Having run mercedes diesels since before I could see over the dashboard... there is somthing about the sights, sounds and smells of diesel that a gasser just can't match.... but alas... the circumstances might necessitate a gasser... Ah, the crosses we must bear....
Well, if you get one, please let me know about it. I'm tempted by that W140............and the S320 in '98 or '99 would be my choice.

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