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Old 08-07-2015, 01:28 PM
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Mercedes 250d (300d) euro version project 5 speed

Picked this euro 250d for $150.00 It was offered to me so i guess i took it.
Its either me or it going to some wrecking place.. Oil pan was damaged all the oil went.

W124 250D
-manual crank windows
-cloth seats
-no a/c
-no Ovp
-power sunroof
-power steering
-5 speed manual tranny


Things to replace:

-Driver side headlight
-oil pan
-passenger tailight
-carpet mats
-outside temp indicator
There should be more stuff later





After cleaning up all the dust on it.
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:10 AM
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How do you find a whole car for $150
Scrap price is more than that!
GO YOU!
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Old 08-08-2015, 01:14 PM
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How do you find a whole car for $150
Scrap price is more than that!
GO YOU!
I guess i was just lucky it was offered to me..

Took me a whole day to pick up the car around 2 1/2 hours one way with an address that doesn't exist on the gps. No cellphone signal & local phone available..

Oil pan damage.





In the woods




Replaced a few items since
Turn signal relay
-tailight
-shifter leather cover
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'84 300DT '90 300TE
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'86 300D 5 speed
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'90 300E 24 '88 560SEC
300TE euro 5 speed X2
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:46 PM
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Mercedes 250d (300d) euro version project 5 speed

Awesome find.

Congrats!
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:54 AM
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Is the engine salvageable?
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1993 MB 400E 212K - New Project
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1979 MB 280E 90K - Sold
1983 MB 240D 238K - Scrapped
1984 MB 300D 347K? - Sold
1984 MB 300TD Wagon - 188k - Sold
1987 MB 300E 5 speed 258K - Scrapped
1991 MB 300TE 5 speed 276K - Sold
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:57 AM
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Smile

W/o mirror on the right side & with hubcaps, it was a truly tiny beauty. Especially in classic white.

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Old 08-12-2015, 06:34 PM
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Awesome find.

Congrats!
Thanks..


Replaced shift knob cover






Replaced shocks




New old headlight lens old one was cracked in two just glued with silicone


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Old 08-13-2015, 06:28 PM
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Is the engine salvageable?

I patched up the oil pan temporarily oil flush & change.. Checked if there was any oil pan pieces on it.

It runs....

I asked the owner what did he did when it the oil pan hit a rock.
He saw the oil pressure gauge lit up & shut down the engine at once.. So i guess that was a good move.. I'll take a video of it..

Car is so basic it doesn't even have an ovp on it.






Found this one cracked probably hit something before.. Replacement ready but not a priority for now..



Updated the rear seats on the car

Old (mix of an mb tex bottom seat i was testing out)




Leather seats

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'84 300DT '90 300TE
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'86 300D 5 speed
'86 250D 5 speed
'90 300E 24 '88 560SEC
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:07 PM
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Decided to replace the front seats to cloth instead of the black leather one. Didn't want to mess with the electricsmfor now.. Got the seats from my 93 300d 2.5 parts car (complete car but rear ended) New seats are more firm & better pattern.

Old seats front




New and old seats









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Old 08-16-2015, 06:00 AM
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Nice progress. I really like the steering wheel.
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1983 MB 240D 238K - Scrapped
1984 MB 300D 347K? - Sold
1984 MB 300TD Wagon - 188k - Sold
1987 MB 300E 5 speed 258K - Scrapped
1991 MB 300TE 5 speed 276K - Sold
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:36 AM
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Nice progress. I really like the steering wheel.
Thanks... Love that steering wheel too it makes the car feel sportier smaller size wheel. I have a couple of them i put on the 300D & 250d.

Next update will be the trims for the roofline & windshield.





Front piece

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'86 300D 5 speed
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:59 PM
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W/o mirror on the right side & with hubcaps, it was a truly tiny beauty. Especially in classic white.

I have the hubcaps for the car maybe i'll put it on someday have to repaint the hubcaps first. I used to have all white cars a while back. My first white car again after all those years.
Haven't seen a w124 with no passenger mirror on it. :-)

Engine video

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'84 300DT '90 300TE
'91 300D 2.5
'86 300D 5 speed
'86 250D 5 speed
'90 300E 24 '88 560SEC
300TE euro 5 speed X2
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Old 08-28-2015, 12:26 PM
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Replaced,the glow plug relay it just cranks .& cranks no start.. Will only start after quite a few cranks.
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'84 300DT '90 300TE
'91 300D 2.5
'86 300D 5 speed
'86 250D 5 speed
'90 300E 24 '88 560SEC
300TE euro 5 speed X2
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:45 AM
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Replaced all the glow plugs & intake gasket on the car.





Intake removed





Reaming the holes



All back to where it belongs.. Forgot to take pics of the installation of the plugs & re assembly of the intake & stuff..




There was a leak on the last injector the hose has cracked from age. Replaced it and plugged it with a screw.
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'84 300DT '90 300TE
'91 300D 2.5
'86 300D 5 speed
'86 250D 5 speed
'90 300E 24 '88 560SEC
300TE euro 5 speed X2
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...d6605222-1.jpg
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:55 PM
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Belts need replacing... A rib is already out...





Out goes the fan


Replaced the tensioner shock too



Old pulley out


Pulley looked like this. A rag got stuck the last time & messed up the pulley. Replaced it at the same since the bearing is not that great anymore.





New pulley




New serpentine belt.. Bought a spare too since it was not readily available..





All back to where it belongs...



Car somewhere on the road...

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'84 300DT '90 300TE
'91 300D 2.5
'86 300D 5 speed
'86 250D 5 speed
'90 300E 24 '88 560SEC
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