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Old 02-17-2015, 03:42 AM
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Paranoia is good.


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Not on these cars Every noise makes you go insane. I use to get paranoid and would pull right over to check things out, now I am just like yeh I don't think so I will wait for it to fall off

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Old 02-17-2015, 05:14 AM
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Paranoia is good.
I carry a spare starter and tools.

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After changing out alternators on my 300SD in a snow covered Mercedes-Benz dealer's parking lot in Jackson, Mississippi 20+years ago, I decided if I was going to do that, then I could carry a lot more necessary parts and supplies along with me. I added a 2nd jackstand for good measure.
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Old 05-19-2015, 02:43 PM
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Update

My next project will be speaker replacement.

The rear are blown, and front are failing.

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Old 06-10-2015, 05:52 AM
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Ouch

The front bumper fell off, serious corrosion and I suspect someone backed into it at work.

I will post pictures ASAP.

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Old 12-31-2015, 11:26 PM
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A friend in California grabbed a beautiful front bumper for me.

He is arranging shipping to Michigan.

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Old 01-09-2016, 04:32 PM
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Freeking, Grack, Scream

I filled the 240D fuel tank Monday noon.
Drove three days 36 miles = 108 miles total.

Arrived home Thursday morning and noticed / realized the fuel guage was in reserve.

Went to the fuel station, discovered fuel tank cap is gone , and put in 15 gallons of diesel.

Returned home, go to the garage, and find 1983 300D and 1984 190D fuel doors open with cap lying on the ground.

Both cars had been full, and are now empty, put the caps back on..

Got a spare fuel cap from the garage and put it on the 240D.

Checking receipts + a little math tells me someone siphoned all three of these cars

1980 240D 15 Gallons
1984 190D 13 Gallons
1980 300D 19 Gallons

For a total of 47 gallons of diesel.

The really stupid fact, I am more ticked off over the stolen factory 240D fuel cap.

I may put locking fuel caps on, despite the frozen lock risk.
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Old 04-28-2019, 12:58 PM
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After many miles in the salty Detroit area, old Blue (1980 240D Manual) has finally been retired due to an oil leak in the oil line coupling (not the rubber part) which proved fatal to the engine. The car has had its share of rust repair but now it’s beyond reasonable repair. It’s sad to hear when an old faithful soldier fails to proceed. It’s been a great car.
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:25 PM
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I will try to get pictures before it is stripped for donor parts.
The lowest steel engine oil line coupling, 1" from the compression nut, that would attach to the cooler rusted through suddenly = blew out a 1.5 mm hole.
My best guess, less than ten miles the oil pressure dropped + engine shut down.

I refilled the oil before it was towed to my work.
Thirty days later, I repaired the line and started the engine, the oil pressure came up giving me hope.

Then I heard the "ugly" unique scream of main/rod bearings spinning, the engine RPM dropped hard.
I turned off the engine, it still turns over.
Manual (breaker bar) turning resistance is not smooth or even + 75% higher than is acceptable.
The rod and main bearings where destroyed by oil starvation.

The engine, transmission, shifter, and pedal pack are gone to a new home in Maryland.
The engine is already on a stand being repaired.
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