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Old 01-23-2003, 08:48 PM
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Thumbs up Hello everyone!

I've been reading this forum for quite some time yet have never posted a message. This largely due to the vast amount of great information available to satisfy my curiosities and answer my technical questions. All members seem to be laid back, patient and supportive.
I'd like to thank everyone for posting great tips and advice. I'm slowly but surely restoring dignity to my '84 300sd. The car was previously owned by my father-in-law who passed away. The car sat for three years until my wife and I were motivated to not let this car go to waste. It has 202,000 on the odo and runs like a champ.
I just recently replaced: upper control arms, lower ball joints, wheel bearings, disks and pads, tie rods and idler arm repair. The car feels ten times more solid to drive. Yet to come: track rod joint, konis, rear axle half shafts.

Once again, thanks for everyone's help.
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Old 01-23-2003, 08:56 PM
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Welcome aboard.

You will be surprised at how easy it is to change the rear 1/2 shafts.
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Old 01-23-2003, 08:58 PM
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Cool Welcome

Welcome to the site.
Good luck with restoring this car. I have been there and done that. Feels GOOD!!!

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Old 01-23-2003, 11:33 PM
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uuugh, my 190d has 165000mi- all this fun you had is still ahead of me!!
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Old 01-23-2003, 11:44 PM
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welcome!! im glad you will post now!

you saved a lot of money, click here and see my bill

OUCH!! My car just kicked me in the A$$!

we look forward to hearing about your expereinces!

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Old 01-23-2003, 11:51 PM
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Welcome!! Sounds like a nice car to restore and drive. RT
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Old 01-23-2003, 11:52 PM
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Welcome! Good choice with your '84 SD.
past MB rides:
'68 220D
'68 220D(another one)
'67 230
'84 SD
Current rides:
'06 Lexus RX330
'93 Ford F-250
'96 Corvette
'99 Polaris 700 RMK sled
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Old 01-24-2003, 01:01 AM
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Welcome. As you have undoubtably discovered, these are pretty easy cars to work on and a moderately skilled do-it-youselfer can save lots of money. It's very rewarding to keep these great old cars running. Hope you enjoy it.
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Old 01-24-2003, 01:12 PM
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the shocks are easy, you can use the search feature to find some tips. The rear axle shafts are not difficult but one needs to be deliberate and methodicale.,check the brake pads and rotors while you are there along with all the other 'stuff'. By reading the tips you can get 'set up' to do these things in timely fashion.

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