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Old 11-20-2003, 02:09 PM
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How many miles on your Mercedes diesel?

This topic may have been here before, but I guess this could be a update.

How many miles do you have on your Mercedes diesel? Does your car still have the original non-rebuilt engine and/or transmission?


The two 1984 Mercedes I am considering has 292K and the other has 330K.
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Old 11-20-2003, 02:16 PM
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I think we did do this awhile ago. But what the heck! Let's do it again
Mine is on it's second engine. PO replaced it at right about 300k. Don't know why tho'.
And I'm pretty certain the trannie has been replaced/rebuilt too. It's VERY clean on the outside, shifts very well, and has no leaks.
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Old 11-20-2003, 02:23 PM
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My SDL has 223xxx miles on the original engine. Transmission was replaced my PO at 166K. No leaks anywhere, whatsoever from anything!
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Old 11-20-2003, 02:26 PM
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My SDL has 223xxx miles on the original engine. Transmission was replaced my PO at 166K. No leaks anywhere, whatsoever from anything!
The SDL engine must have an improved turbo-oil return line seal. That's the only oil leak I have, but strange that an engine with only 40k on it leaks at all. Keeps the underside of the car well lubricated
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84 300SD 238K on original engine and transmission. All is well.
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Old 11-20-2003, 02:38 PM
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85 300SD 174,000 miles....original engine and transmission...and frequent 105mph trips for about 2 hrs at a time,still just as strong as ever

got two small oil leaks,one from the turbo oil drain tube,which will be replaced next week....and i got some oil leaking from the filler cap,for some reason....other than that,there isnt one thing wrong with it
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Mine won't help you much:

1980 240D: 126,000 miles, all original as far as I know
1999 E300: 93,000 miles, tranny rebuilt at 80,000.
Actually that bit of data is pretty usefull, if you get my drift
I'll take the '80 240D, please
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Old 11-20-2003, 03:27 PM
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Elapsed miles are an interesting factoid but, the significant thing IMHO is that in the 8 1/2 months since I bought Marlene (2/27/03) I've driven her a shade over 15,000 miles.

Jeeze! That's about 1750mi/mo and I only have an 16 mile round trip commute to work!!!

Whereintheheck did all the rest of those miles come from?

Four round trips to OKC (two in a 48hr period)
Five round trips to Dickinson
12+ round trips to San Antonio
One round trip to Corpus Christi

That alone is approximately 7500 miles and doesn't count the trips to Leathermang's grass farm to pick Brazosberries or squiring Januz Batko to Panna Maria, San Antonio and the Salt Lick.

But, the best part is I've loved every minute of it and not once has this 20 year-old car left me wondering if I was going to get where I was going.

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Mine won't help you much:

1980 240D: 126,000 miles, all original as far as I know
1999 E300: 93,000 miles, tranny rebuilt at 80,000.
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The SDL engine must have an improved turbo-oil return line seal. That's the only oil leak I have, but strange that an engine with only 40k on it leaks at all. Keeps the underside of the car well lubricated
My gain is the PO only serviced the car at MB - I have full books and records - and amazing $$'s over the years. I did have MB do a 30K service this spring. Everything else has been maintained by myself (the forum) or my great Indy.
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MY '80 300SD turned 250,000 yesterday on the return trip from Vegas.

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Old 11-20-2003, 04:37 PM
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see my signature all miles up to date
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1982 300D turbodiesel with 297xxx miles and as far as I know it is the orginal engine and tranny but tranny hesitates going into reverse and I've heard that means it may give out soon but I'm still "driving it like I stole it" for about a 160 round trip every day for my daily employment commute and it hasn't left me standing since I cleaned the fuel filters and fuel tank screen.

1984 300SD turbodiesel with 293xxx miles and PO had engine rebuilt at 186xxx miles. We just acquired this one about a month ago but as far as we know everything else is orginal. No leaks either. Tranny shifts fine.
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Old 11-20-2003, 04:50 PM
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So this 1984 300SD that I am going to look at in a little while with 330K has more than likely had a rebuild? I hope so- it seems like a lot of folks here, with less miles has already had a rebuild, which makes me think that this one will soon need one as well. What is the highest mile 300SD than anyone has heard of, that has not had a rebuild?
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