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Old 02-23-2008, 03:04 PM
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rmmagow,

Comparing the 1958 220S to American cars of that time, the MB styling is light years behind. Lsst time American cars used a verticle grill was about 1938.

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Just in case. The G49 Battery I was talking about is used in my 300D. The 58 has an AutoZone battery too, but it is out and in the basement during the winter. The diesel isn't being used much anymore as diesel is 3.75 now and my gassers are cheaper to run. The diesel goes back to full commute work in April, 700 miles a week. Going to search around for B100 in my area. Just not enough free time to fiddle with cooking up my own.
And Yup, the 58 really is better than the old 58 US cars, but I still wouldn't mind having a nice 58 Impala :-)

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Old 02-23-2008, 03:09 PM
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The "Standard MB" battery for the diesels is only about $140-150 at the dealer...and its a nice white battery. "Made in Spain" I bet its a Bosch battery or something....Bosch has a lot of vehicle part production in Spain.

I doubt the E55 would have a bigger battery than our diesels....no glow plugs or enormous starter to run...although the V8 starter is probably fairly large. Unless its just to have a huge reserve for the bazillions of computers on board.
The new MB's use glass matt batteries which are sealed and cost more, most have two actualy.

MB makes life pretty simple though, they only use a handfull of batteries. From W210 backwards they all use pretty much the same battery, the group 93. The newer ones can get a bit confusing, but a 93 should work for 95% of the older cars.
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Old 02-23-2008, 03:49 PM
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The new MB's use glass matt batteries which are sealed and cost more, most have two actualy.

MB makes life pretty simple though, they only use a handfull of batteries. From W210 backwards they all use pretty much the same battery, the group 93. The newer ones can get a bit confusing, but a 93 should work for 95% of the older cars.
Probably because most of the newer MB's (if not all?) have the battery in the trunk or under the rear floor. Probably don't want battery *scents* in the car's cabin.

Are the sealed batteries any stronger/longer lasting/more special than the standard MB battery? Or would it make no difference....and...would they even fit in our battery trays properly?
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Old 02-23-2008, 03:53 PM
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Probably because most of the newer MB's (if not all?) have the battery in the trunk or under the rear floor. Probably don't want battery *scents* in the car's cabin.

Are the sealed batteries any stronger/longer lasting/more special than the standard MB battery? Or would it make no difference....and...would they even fit in our battery trays properly?
MB black group 93 sealed battery is what I have in my 83 300CD, etc.

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Old 02-23-2008, 04:02 PM
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Interstate can't be beat, IMHO
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Interstate can't be beat, IMHO
The group 93 one, as posted earlier?

I usualy use interestates, but I got totally hooked up on two used Black batteries (someone left the headlights on, roadside assistance brought them new batteries, and then I got the old ones that needed charging for $200 bucks total).

The Black MB battery cranks better than my Diehard, or White MB batteries that I have had.
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1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
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I have to say the Autozoo battery I had in my SD was a beast. That car was hard to start and it just kept on cranking it. I was impressed for the price.

I would never put it one in the SDL though, I like the way the white MB batteries look.
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Old 02-23-2008, 04:25 PM
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Yes, we just bought an MTP 93 for my daughter's 240D. It cost $100 at our local, small town brake and muffler place. I just bought two Interstate's for my '90 diesel suburban. I've bought nothing but Interstates for about 15 years. One that we had in mny wife's Chevy conversion van, (350 gas engine on 3/4 ton frame), lasted 8 years without a hitch. We bought another one when it had to be jumped the first time. If it fails to start in the first 18 months, they'll exchange it, no questions asked. At least that's the way it's worked for us. They don't cost much more than a cheapy Never Start (Wallyworld) or some of the others that I've heard about. The two for my Suburban were $75 each. The one we put in the 240 will be put in the wife's 300D when my daughter decides to sell her "college car". Anyway, I can't say enough good about them. Whether it's in my vechicle commuting the hour plus drive to St. Louis, or my wife\family going anywhere without me, I'd prefer these for piece of mind. That's my 2 cents. (Maybe more like 5)
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