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Old 01-03-2015, 01:58 PM
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Arrow This one should sell quickly

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1985 euro Mercedes Diesel wagon 300TD with 3rd row seat

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Old 01-03-2015, 04:32 PM
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Looks nice!
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:49 AM
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:29 PM
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My favorite color! too bad its not in my budget or I would replace my '79 wagon.
I wonder if he upgraded the transmission, or does it use the weakie '85 tranny?
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Old 01-06-2015, 03:35 PM
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My favorite color! too bad its not in my budget or I would replace my '79 wagon.
I wonder if he upgraded the transmission, or does it use the weakie '85 tranny?
Having just down-shifted to 123-ville with this project, tell me about the 85 "weakie"... thanks. With only 128K on it I hope this will be for 'future reference' only!
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:40 PM
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My favorite color! too bad its not in my budget or I would replace my '79 wagon.
I wonder if he upgraded the transmission, or does it use the weakie '85 tranny?
Euro version only got the 722.4xx transmission in the non turbo models.......85 euro turbo wagons got a 722.3xx with a better torque converter and valve body.

The 85 with the 722.4xx with turbo engine was ONLY in california
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:06 PM
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OK, well the premiere transmission guy on the West coast was Peter Schmidt, who later sold his firm that was established at the request of the Motherlode Benz HQ in Stuttgart, now MZF transmissions. Seems the dealers on the West coast needed a German transmission specialty shop local to the Bay Area, that would be in the late 60's or early 70's. I recall stories about small trans shops not being able to fix Mercedes transmissions simply because they were not factory trained and were gouging too I suppose so along came Peter at the right time. He saw my '85 and told me how many of those weakie transmissions made him rich when they failed. Fortunately my trans never had hiccup.
Peter showed me how to set up the linkage driven vac modulator valve on mine.

I guess I didn't differentiate the 85 tranny in my car as being specific to Calif. but it was not a CA version, it came from Erie PA and lacked the CA Trap Oxidizer as well as the big Air filter cannister up front, making it the so called Federal version.


Also note the '85's used a lower differential ratio, I think it is 2.86 the standard turbodiesels had something like 3.07 and that is a huge plus in the long distance drivers, maybe not a desirable thing if your climbing steep hills with a full load though.
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:26 PM
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I had a 85 300dt in 2004 that had 63k miles. As I thumbed thru service records I found a receipt for the tranny being replaced at MB dealer under warranty. So I guess they were weak
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:04 PM
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Nice looking TD, too bad it resides on the left coast....

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