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Old 11-25-2003, 01:25 AM
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600 mile round trip No problems!!!!

1980 300td (with an engine form a '82 or '83)
just got back froma 600 mile trip ( 300 down and 300 back). crusied all the way at speeds inbetween 65mph and 85+ mph (speedo stoped at 85) this was the first trip i took him on. when i got to my parents house i relized i was a quart low on oil, bad bad bad i know, but the oil tube from the air filter to the pan came loose and dripped oil everywhere. so i ( searched this site and found a way to fix it) fixed that with 3/4 inch fuel line and some clamps and on the way back i stopped twice to check the oil and it never moved. all in all this car rocks to the fullest. and it may be my imagination but it seemed liked after an hour of driving at 70mph the car ran better and had better get-up-and go.
just thought i would share my experience
will
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Old 11-25-2003, 04:19 AM
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Not your imagination.... its the diesels that are drivin like old lady cars that suffer the worst problems. Worst thing you can do is never heat the car up and bottom all the gears at low rpms.... then combustion chambers get fouled with carbon, kicking unburnt fuel and turning into a slug.

Hell yes, these cars love to run all day long and 300 miles is just walk in the park for them. You probably also noticed immediate rapid start if you stopped at any time during your trip.

Regarding checking the oil level, most folks agree that MBs seem to use oil most at the topped off level..... thus many people keep them 1/2 or 1/3 qt. down all the time where oil consumption seems to taper off.
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Old 11-25-2003, 08:34 AM
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" Down " from the ' max' level on the dipstick.....
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Old 11-25-2003, 09:32 AM
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most folks agree that MBs seem to use oil most at the topped off level..... thus many people keep them 1/2 or 1/3 qt. down all the time where oil consumption seems to taper off.
Use? Consume? It's more like distribute! If I run Marlene's oil anywhere above 1/2 way between the marks on the dipstick, she retaliates by slinging it out, all along her belly and down the highway until the desired oil level is acheved.
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