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Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 04-17-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By goldenbear
Sold

Thought I would report back for benchmark purposes.

Sold for full asking price.
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 04-16-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By goldenbear
Price would be good! :-) $6k.

Price would be good! :-)

$6k.
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 04-16-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By goldenbear
For Sale - 1987 300SDL

Hi All,

I've been away from the forums for a looooong time (work, kids, etc.). We've recently decided to part with our venerable SDL. I acquired this car from my f-i-l in 2/2000, and have babied...
Forum: Events & Gatherings 01-23-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 31,194
Posted By goldenbear
Thanks, Jim

Thanks for the PM, Jim. I see no reason why I shouldn't make it. Looking forward to it.
Forum: Events & Gatherings 11-02-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,952
Posted By goldenbear
I reside in the Fair Oaks area. I'll be leaving...

I reside in the Fair Oaks area. I'll be leaving early for a family GTG before the game, so I need to be in Berkeley by 11am. Had I perused this board a month or so ago I could have fit it...
Forum: Events & Gatherings 11-02-2006, 07:37 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,952
Posted By goldenbear
Hi Folks, I've been busy and away from these...

Hi Folks,

I've been busy and away from these boards for quite a while (that means no issues with the SDL, in fact, it's never run better :D ) and I'm very disappointed that I won't be able to make...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-15-2005, 01:23 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 22,522
Posted By goldenbear
I will second this statement. I do this drive...

I will second this statement. I do this drive 4-5 times a summer and, with my ORIGINAL radiator, my temp is always at or slightly below 100C. The last two times have been with the ambient temps...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-30-2005, 01:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,839
Posted By goldenbear
I don't believe the SDL was ever supposed to take...

I don't believe the SDL was ever supposed to take 9.5 quarts. :eek: Originally, the spec was 8 quarts, which was later revised with the '90 or '91 TDM to 7.5 quarts.
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 02-25-2005, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By goldenbear
Have you tried replacing the antenna mast with a...

Have you tried replacing the antenna mast with a new toothed one? This is a relatively cheap replacement, at ~$25. I've replaced mine a few times. It usually starts with the clicking, then gets...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-23-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,271
Posted By goldenbear
The link Dave posted above is dead. Visit this...

The link Dave posted above is dead. Visit this link (http://www.meimann.com/images/mercedes/OM603_injection/) on Dave's site and refer to 'Alda Removal photos 1-6'. I followed these to a tee and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-03-2005, 05:19 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,755
Posted By goldenbear
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-03-2005, 05:03 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,755
Posted By goldenbear
Thanks. I realize folks either love or hate the...

Thanks. I realize folks either love or hate the maroon leather, but I can tell you it looks different in person. It's more of a rich burgundy; the computer screens don't do it justice. I LOVE IT! ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-03-2005, 03:52 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,755
Posted By goldenbear
Crappy interior

I don't see how this vehicle, with supposedly 103k on the clock, can have such a crappy interior. I posted some comparison shots of mine, same color, at 134k mi. The first two are of the eBay...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-02-2005, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By goldenbear
The new ones and the old ones ARE the same. The...

The new ones and the old ones ARE the same. The chassis hasn't changed since 1977, IIRC. I understand they will be changing it soon and it will be a unibody, like the new M, and it will be built at...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-01-2005, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By goldenbear
If you're sluggish, even after you get off the...

If you're sluggish, even after you get off the line, then an ALDA adjustment won't help. Are the lines going from the intake manifold to the overboost protection switch on the firewall, then back to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-31-2005, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By goldenbear
Wow! I'd say that would be a steal for 180k mi...

Wow! I'd say that would be a steal for 180k mi and good condition. If it has some of the issues noted in this post, then that's another story.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-31-2005, 09:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,319
Posted By goldenbear
E300D, Sorry for the delay in response. I...

E300D,

Sorry for the delay in response. I took another road trip to the Central Coast this weekend (AMAZING! - if interested, check out some pics I captured of the elephant seals, and some other...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-29-2005, 06:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,319
Posted By goldenbear
Here I am driving back from Yosemite last Sunday.

Here I am driving back from Yosemite last Sunday.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2005, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By goldenbear
Brian, That's definately true as well. In...

Brian,

That's definately true as well. In my case, I was driving on a 70mph legal stretch of Hwy 101 in CA. I believe some of the cars were driving in the 60-65mph range because they couldn't...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-28-2005, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By goldenbear
willrev, Great information on relays and...

willrev,

Great information on relays and proper wiring can be obtained from Daniel Stern Lighting (http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/relays/relays.html). However, I agree with Brian...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-27-2005, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By goldenbear
Phil, My car is 100% original, :D, and is...

Phil,

My car is 100% original, :D, and is my pride and joy. I'll be road tripping to San Luis Obispo this afternoon. :D :D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-27-2005, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By goldenbear
Do you have Euro lights?? Euro lights have been...

Do you have Euro lights?? Euro lights have been the single greatest improvement to my car. Not only is the stock output better, the real improvement is the light pattern. Searching on "euro...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-27-2005, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By goldenbear
I strongly recommend you only use the MB factory...

I strongly recommend you only use the MB factory manuals. They are available new on CD from MBUSA (1-800-FOR-MERC) for ~$125, or you can usually find them on eBay, in paper manuals or CD. Here's...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-27-2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By goldenbear
willrev, I use Griot's Garage haze free...

willrev,

I use Griot's Garage haze free window cleaner and lint free, non-streaking windshield towels. You can purchase them as the Ultimate Window Cleaning Kit...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-26-2005, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By goldenbear
My money's on an injector. Italian tune-up???

My money's on an injector. Italian tune-up???
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-25-2005, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By goldenbear
Isn't that the truth; couldn't agree more. Not...

Isn't that the truth; couldn't agree more. Not that I don't have disposable income, I just prefer to be knowledgeable about what my $$ goes to. I would go further to state that, at times, we are a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-25-2005, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By goldenbear
Congratulations, but that's too small of a...

Congratulations, but that's too small of a sampling (1/7 of tank?) to be considered useable data. Then again, whatever makes you feel good. ;)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-25-2005, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By goldenbear
Talking Weekend Road Trip

I departed early (6am) Sunday morning with photo gear in tow with the intent of traveling an hour down I-5 to photograph some Sandhill Cranes. After a pit stop at Peet's Coffee (the best!), I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-24-2005, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By goldenbear
For only having 23k mi, that engine sure is...

For only having 23k mi, that engine sure is filthy. :sneaky:
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-23-2005, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By goldenbear
You hit the nail on the head, Hattie. The CA...

You hit the nail on the head, Hattie. The CA market is STARVED for a good MB diesel. If mine wasn't running so well, and the fact that I don't need another car, I'd jump on this for $50k in a...
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