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daw_two 06-09-2012 08:56 PM

1984 300D Light Ivory unique car
Well, folks. I picked this car up a few weeks ago and I was sure it had a leaking fuel tank. There were 4 holes in the trunk metal cover plate (against fuel tank) and the big gauge wires cutoff above. I was certain an audio amplifier of some type had previously been installed "incorrectly".

Today, I dug into this car. Removed the cover against the fuel tank and behold, no hole in the fuel tank. Hmmm..... I know I smelled diesel in the trunk when I went to test drive the car. And it was even wet in the trunk with an oily feel --- feels like diesel, you know. So, I'm looking at the other side, and behold the fuel filler compartment drain hose is off. The hose appears too short and I can't get it back onto the fuel filler compartment drain nipple.

Any ideas on how to reconnect the hose? Do I replace the hose?

daw_two 06-10-2012 08:30 PM

Sorry folks. I forgot to tell you why this Light Ivory 300D is unique. Oh, a picture is worth a thousand words.:D I guess I need new seat covers. Can I just buff those cracks out?:eek:

daw_two 06-10-2012 08:31 PM

new air filter
I did some cleaning on the car today. Anyone want to agree with me this car needed a new air filter?

tomee 06-10-2012 08:59 PM

I lovvvve that interior color!

daw_two 06-10-2012 09:41 PM


Originally Posted by tomee (Post 2953324)
I lovvvve that interior color!

Henna Red. It's why I bought the car.:D

compu_85 06-10-2012 10:02 PM

Too bad it's leather :(


sleepstar 06-10-2012 10:16 PM

i love the interior color, but isnt the exterior "light ivory"?

daw_two 06-10-2012 10:33 PM


Originally Posted by compu_85 (Post 2953344)
Too bad it's leather :(


Leather? I guess I just assumed mb tex

daw_two 06-10-2012 10:35 PM


Originally Posted by sleepstar (Post 2953356)
i love the interior color, but isnt the exterior "light ivory"?

Hmmm... Will have to ck the color codes. Everyone should know by now that I don't do "color". Are there really more than 7 basic colors??

shadetree77 06-10-2012 10:38 PM

that's the same outside color as the german taxi cabs

Junkman 06-10-2012 11:19 PM

There was a yellow 300D in Chatt. The owner said it would cost $800 to repair the drive shaft. He didn't have any wrenches & was asking ~ $1700. That was his only complaint & I think even AC worked.

daw_two 06-11-2012 12:06 PM

Metal code plate
Okay, gurus, here are 3 pics that should provide all the answers --- VIN plus 2 of the under the hood metal code plate. I canNOT run the VIN on the Russian website.:(

I did a search on PeachParts for the paint/trim codes, but my searching abilities are hampered this morning.

sleepstar 06-11-2012 12:43 PM

the number offset down on the lower left is your paint code, 623. you can look it up here:

Mercedes-Benz Paint Codes

DeliveryValve 06-11-2012 01:07 PM


Originally Posted by daw_two (Post 2953362)
Leather? I guess I just assumed mb tex

The car's VIN turned up a code 257 - Henna Red Leather.


NH82W123 06-11-2012 02:05 PM

My 82 300D has the Light Ivory/Henna (tex) combination, which is my favorite, probably because I can't imagine it looking nearly as good on any other car.

It's been referred to as "yellow" on more than one occasion....

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