Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-25-2008, 01:39 AM
otto huber's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Alameda California
Posts: 923
Another one bites the dust

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/922474104.html

When will people realize that they are cutting the resale value in half when they do the SVO conversion? How much do you think this guy will get?
__________________
'81 300SD

Last edited by otto huber; 11-25-2008 at 02:59 AM. Reason: wrong link
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-25-2008, 01:50 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Out in the Boonies of Hot, Dry, Dusty, Windy Nevada
Posts: 9,585
that link just send an e-mail to the guy.

If the german engineers wanted us to burn the shtuff, they would have recommended it in the owners manual .

Charlie
__________________
there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ilys/boobs.gif


Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-25-2008, 02:14 AM
TylerH860's Avatar
KHAAAAAAN-gress
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Wichita, Ks
Posts: 5,187
Here ya go...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/922474104.html
__________________
1985 500SL Euro w/ AMG bits 130k
1984 300SD Turbodiesel 192k
1980 240D Stick China 188k
2001 CLK55 AMG 101k
2007 S600 Biturbo 149k Overheated Project, IT'S ALIVE!!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-25-2008, 10:11 PM
rcounts's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kent, WA
Posts: 1,189
Quote:
Originally Posted by otto huber View Post
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/922474104.html

When will people realize that they are cutting the resale value in half when they do the SVO conversion? How much do you think this guy will get?
Dunno', but he must've got pretty close to what he wanted for it - and pretty quickly too - since the posting has already been deleted!

So much for cutting resale value...
__________________
1984 300 Coupe TurboDiesel
Silver blue paint over navy blue interior
2nd owner & 2nd engine in an otherwise
99% original unmolested car
~210k miles on the clock

1986 Ford F250 4x4 Supercab
Charcoal & blue two tone paint over burgundy interior
Banks turbo, DRW, ZF-5 & SMF conversion
152k on the clock - actual mileage unknown
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-25-2008, 10:31 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Posts: 6,510
Newcomers would still pay a premium if they felt and are told they burnt free fuel. They never considered or studied the total possible reality.

I am not against people using alternative fuels after all it is their car. I just preffer not to do it myself.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-25-2008, 11:48 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: East Toadsuck Vermont
Posts: 61
You are smart not to.It is somewhat labor intensive all that filtering and dewatering, Storage concerns are to be considered. cold weather concerns as
well. after the cost of the kit (frybrid) I figure you need to drive 12k just to get a return on your investment,Now with diesel prices flirting at 3 bucks a gallon
that milage will be closer to 20k before the rig is paid for.
So in my case it would be almost a year before i see a return on my investment.Then and only then could i say i would be driving for free .
or close to it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page