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-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-30-2009, 11:35 PM
soothappens's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alamo city
Posts: 494
A 240 D blew my doors off !!???

I was going to get on to IH 37 going to san antonio I was driving the wifes toyota up ahead was a plum colored 240 D . The wifes reaction was theres the same car as yours you might want to switch lanes and go around it . So I switched lanes . ( because spouses are always right ) Heres where the unbeleivable part happens the mercedes starts picking up speed and stays beside me ! What the ...... so I start to accelerate move over one more lane look in the mirror and theres a mercedes badge on my rear bumper. By now me and the wife are laughing uncontrollably I look at the speedometer and were going 70 I move over and the mercedes blows past me .

How is this possible its a 240 D for god sakes !!! I try to keep up but before long you can barely see the tail lights. No smoke either ! Possibly rebadged ? Gas engine swap ??

If your a member and read this please explain whats going on under the hood . That car sure exceeded my expectations. Good shape as well .
__________________


Experience : what you receive 3 seconds after you really needed it !!




86 300SDL 387,000? Motor committed suicide
81 300SD 214,000 "new" 132,000 motor
83 300SD 212,000 parts car
83 300SD 147,000

91 F700 5.9 cummins 5spd eaton 298,000
66 AMC rambler American 2dr auto 108,000
95 Chevy 3/4 ton auto 160,000
03 Toyota 4runner 180,000 wifes
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-30-2009, 11:40 PM
otto huber's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Alameda California
Posts: 950
That was the ghost of Forced Induction.
__________________
'81 300SD
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-30-2009, 11:44 PM
79Mercy's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 4,128
Probably a 280E with a 240D badge to make people think its slow.
__________________
1985 300TD Turbo Euro-wagon
1979 280CE 225,200 miles
1985 300D Turbo 264,000 miles
1976 240D 190,000 miles
1979 300TD 220,000

GONE but not forgotten
1976 300D 195,300 miles
1983 300D Turbo 175,000 miles

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...e485-1-2-1.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-30-2009, 11:46 PM
Biodiesel300TD's Avatar
|3iodiesel300T|)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Albany, OR
Posts: 4,845
Probably had a turbo 617 in it and not the original non turbo 616. I can pull 70 EASY on the highway in my wagon, thats actually where she it most comfortable on the highway. I've had it up to 90 on the flat open road. I know others can beat that, but I had two bicycles on top of the car. Don't tell my wife that her $1200 bike was on the roof!
__________________
Andrew
'04 Jetta TDI Wagon
'82 300TD ~ Winnie ~ Sold
'77 300D ~ Sold
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-30-2009, 11:47 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Phoenix Arizona. Ex Durban R.S.A.
Posts: 3,512
Quote:
Originally Posted by 79Mercy View Post
Probably a 280E with a 240D badge to make people think its slow.
I agree. Probably a 280E driver with a warped sense of humor.

- Peter.
__________________
81 240D stick. 316000 miles at purchase. 342000 now
2000 GMC Sonoma
Formerly...
2002 Kia Rio. Worst crap on four wheels
1981 240D 4spd stick. 389000 miles. Deceased Jan 08
1984 123 200
1979 116 280S
1972 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
1971 108 280S
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-30-2009, 11:50 PM
thebenzbar's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: So. Flo.
Posts: 685
Quote:
Originally Posted by 79Mercy View Post
Probably a 280E with a 240D badge to make people think its slow.
...or a very fast 123 like yours Stewie, as you always proclaim!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-31-2009, 12:01 AM
Skid Row Joe's Avatar
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: DONALD J. TRUMP'S AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL!
Posts: 6,803
Lightbulb

Quote:
Originally Posted by soothappens View Post
I look at the speedometer and were going 70 I move over and the mercedes blows past me.
So, 70 mph is all your 240D at home will do? LOL! 70 is nothing for a 240D. My Dad owned two coming up in the '70s. They were just getting wound up at 70.
__________________
Breitbart - One Voice Silenced, Millions Awakened

06 E320 CDI - PEWTER/CHARCOAL
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-31-2009, 12:03 AM
Biodiesel300TD's Avatar
|3iodiesel300T|)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Albany, OR
Posts: 4,845
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
So, 70 mph is all your 240D at home will do? LOL! 70 is nothing for a 240D. My Dad owned two coming up in the '70s. They were just getting wound up at 70.
Thats nearly the top end for my 240.
__________________
Andrew
'04 Jetta TDI Wagon
'82 300TD ~ Winnie ~ Sold
'77 300D ~ Sold
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-31-2009, 12:12 AM
soothappens's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alamo city
Posts: 494
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
So, 70 mph is all your 240D at home will do? LOL! 70 is nothing for a 240D. My Dad owned two coming up in the '70s. They were just getting wound up at 70.
Mine will run about 85 without sounding like it wants out. The excelleration part was what amazed me. At 70 he stepped on it and actually got it to move faster as in passing another car faster . Not that mine will not pass another car but at 70 she almost has to be going down hill to compete with what passed me today.
__________________


Experience : what you receive 3 seconds after you really needed it !!




86 300SDL 387,000? Motor committed suicide
81 300SD 214,000 "new" 132,000 motor
83 300SD 212,000 parts car
83 300SD 147,000

91 F700 5.9 cummins 5spd eaton 298,000
66 AMC rambler American 2dr auto 108,000
95 Chevy 3/4 ton auto 160,000
03 Toyota 4runner 180,000 wifes
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-31-2009, 12:27 AM
MBeige's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 3,746
If it's a 240D original body with a turbo 617 engine then I can tell you that's a fast car with a 3.69 rear end. Only drawback would be top end and the noise which would be very loud since the 3.69 is letting the engine run at higher RPM.

Once upon a time my 300D had a 3.69 rear end...
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-31-2009, 12:28 AM
Joseph_Conrad's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cleveland Heights via Seattle, WA
Posts: 326
Coulda been one of these jobs....

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/1525411082.html

ha!
__________________
1984 300D, 228k, Light Ivory, Java MB-Tex
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-31-2009, 12:41 AM
layback40's Avatar
Not Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Victoria Australia - down under!!
Posts: 4,023
How many exhaust pipes did it have? May have been a 280 or even a V8.
May have had the trunk lid replaced, but the badge left.
__________________
Grumpy Old Diesel Owners Club group

I no longer question authority, I annoy authority. More effect, less effort....

1967 230-6 auto parts car. rust bucket.
1980 300D now parts car 800k miles
1984 300D 500k miles
1987 250td 160k miles English import
2001 jeep turbo diesel 130k miles
1998 jeep tdi ~ followed me home. Needs a turbo.
1968 Ford F750 truck. 6-354 diesel conversion.
Other toys ~J.D.,Cat & GM ~ mainly earth moving
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-31-2009, 01:04 AM
thebenzbar's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: So. Flo.
Posts: 685
Based on the OP description, I have a hunch that "240D" badged 123 may not have an OM in it.... even a 617.952 geared lower should still be slower when compared to a newer Toyota 4runner. My '03 RAV4 can blow away my turbodiesel...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-31-2009, 04:46 AM
Stretch's Avatar
...like a shield of steel
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Somewhere in the Netherlands
Posts: 14,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by MBeige View Post
If it's a 240D original body with a turbo 617 engine then I can tell you that's a fast car with a 3.69 rear end. Only drawback would be top end and the noise which would be very loud since the 3.69 is letting the engine run at higher RPM.

Once upon a time my 300D had a 3.69 rear end...
I agree with that - a 3.69 differential does indeed mean a lot of noise at about 80mph - 130 kph... but then I need to buy some new door seals to stop the wind in my hair.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-31-2009, 05:01 AM
Sev's Avatar
Sev Sev is offline
Infractions: 99/99 (999)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,441
it was probably a euro w116 6.9 amg, with a 240d badge on it. in the dark, you can't tell it's a different chassis
__________________
i know Jim Smith. i don't actually know him, but I know of him
http://imageshack.com/a/img923/6201/RQ1H6A.jpg
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 02:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page