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Old 01-07-2011, 08:41 PM
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My 1985 300D (Pics, finally)

Picked this up about 2 weeks ago in CA. Single owner, all serviced at the dealer, with 165,500 miles.

I got 4 new speakers and a head unit installed last night as well. Sounds amazing. Went to Audio Express in Phoenix.























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Old 01-07-2011, 09:59 PM
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That looks great, nice car.
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:16 AM
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That is definately a Cali car looking at the engine. and has the original Blue plate.

That is really a nice looking 85, you did good.

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there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

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

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

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

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Old 01-08-2011, 01:56 AM
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All this talk of car stereo and you sound more proud of that than you do of what looks to be a kick ass car!

Here. I've got a banged up '84 wagon body you can throw new speakers in. I'll take your one-owner cream puff of a sedan.

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Old 01-08-2011, 02:21 AM
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Beautiful!
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:50 AM
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I love that color...
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:53 AM
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Your w123 looks great! Nice find.. I had a 300dt the same color i just sold not so long ago but still have one i'm keeping...
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:56 AM
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Looks really nice except for the shiny fender lips!
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:01 AM
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Very nice - good find!
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:09 PM
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I just noticed the ALDA still has the cap on it. usually a black one, haven`t seen a red one before.

so you have a virgin unmolested car. I would take pictures of the engine bay as it is now, how all the vac lines run to each component. then maybe these could be added to the section at the top in the stickies for future referance for other 85 owners. the 85 expecially the Cali model, is set up a little different.

maybe even from the under side showing how the starter and trap are mounted.

Yeah the Chrome fender trim looks nice, but can harbor rust, or can be a sponning ground for it. maybe pull it off for a check, and wash out any dirt. If you remove it, there will still be the holes in the body from the screws.

check to see if rust has started in the screw holes. maybe treat with POR to seal the raw edge where the holes were drilled. Iam sure the hles were just drilled w/o treating the bare metal in the hole area.

You really have a beautiful car, the chrome trim with the dark color looks nice. I like Chrome, more the better.
Look through the PNP`s for a nice set of Chrome cowel vents.

New cars are so,,,,,,,,,,,,Blaw, yuk, plain Jane.

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there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

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

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
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:16 PM
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You need to check if the trap has been replaced under recall. If you don't know or have paper work, your local MB dealer can check it for you.
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:42 PM
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:43 PM
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I just noticed the ALDA still has the cap on it. usually a black one, haven`t seen a red one before.

so you have a virgin unmolested car. I would take pictures of the engine bay as it is now, how all the vac lines run to each component. then maybe these could be added to the section at the top in the stickies for future referance for other 85 owners. the 85 expecially the Cali model, is set up a little different.

maybe even from the under side showing how the starter and trap are mounted.

Yeah the Chrome fender trim looks nice, but can harbor rust, or can be a sponning ground for it. maybe pull it off for a check, and wash out any dirt. If you remove it, there will still be the holes in the body from the screws.

check to see if rust has started in the screw holes. maybe treat with POR to seal the raw edge where the holes were drilled. Iam sure the hles were just drilled w/o treating the bare metal in the hole area.

You really have a beautiful car, the chrome trim with the dark color looks nice. I like Chrome, more the better.
Look through the PNP`s for a nice set of Chrome cowel vents.

New cars are so,,,,,,,,,,,,Blaw, yuk, plain Jane.

Charlie

Thanks for the tips, I will take pictures, just let me know the specific areas you want photos of.

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You need to check if the trap has been replaced under recall. If you don't know or have paper work, your local MB dealer can check it for you.

Trap has not been replaced, I am taking it to MB on Monday to have them inspect it and replace it.
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:34 PM
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Trap has not been replaced, I am taking it to MB on Monday to have them inspect it and replace it.
They should be able to do it for free. Don't let them try to tell you otherwise or let them charge you for any incidental stuff.
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:27 AM
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Thanks for the tips, I will take pictures, just let me know the specific areas you want photos of.




Trap has not been replaced, I am taking it to MB on Monday to have them inspect it and replace it.

I don`t need pictures, as I have an 85. but the 85, and probably the 85 Cali is set up a little different than the past year models as far as the vacuum routing.
take some pictures of both sides of the engine bay showing how the components are connected for future reference.

maybe VSTECH has some pull to get them in the vacuum sicky section for future reference.

Charlie

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there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

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

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
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