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Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-31-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By DieselHead
Thanks once again for all of the feedback,...

Thanks once again for all of the feedback, especially for all of the time you put into these responses. This is definitely the model I want, color, euro, gas and all (heresy here I know), but I'm...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-29-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By DieselHead
Thanks again for all of the food for thought. ...

Thanks again for all of the food for thought. Here's a link to the car on eBay. What do you think? Sent a bunch of questions late last night, haven't gotten a response.

1985 Mercedes-Benz...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-29-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By DieselHead
Thanks for the feedback. I am most definitely...

Thanks for the feedback. I am most definitely not handy with a grinder or with welding so I'd have to pay to have it corrected. Does this rust/rot threaten anything structural? What would one pay...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-28-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By DieselHead
Opinions on this rust

All,
I'm looking at a 280 w123 coupe and wanted opinions on the severity of the rust shown in the attached photo. I have a w123 300D but haven't had to deal with any rust or rot issues so I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-29-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By DieselHead
last two...

last two...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-29-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By DieselHead
fifth batch...

fifth batch...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-29-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By DieselHead
fourth batch...

fourth batch...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-29-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By DieselHead
third batch...

third batch...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-29-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By DieselHead
more...

more...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-29-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By DieselHead
So very sorry that it took me so long to get...

So very sorry that it took me so long to get these up. They are unedited, though some are cropped. Many of them were either shot from the hip or through the windshield of a moving SUV, so the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-12-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By DieselHead
Thanks for sharing that photo of the blue taxis. ...

Thanks for sharing that photo of the blue taxis. The taxis in Marrakech were tan, the ones in Essaouira (by the Atlantic) were blue, and there were a few other greens ones I saw. Many of the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-11-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By DieselHead
Photo from Morocco

Just got back from a trip to Morocco where older diesel Mercedes' seem to occupy about a third of the taxi fleet, and most of them are the W123 240D. They make up the low end of the taxis, where...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-07-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By DieselHead
Couple of follow up questions. I'm finally ready...

Couple of follow up questions. I'm finally ready to register and roll this car out to a new home. Unfortunately I can't do any real work on it where it is now so my question is around what the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-10-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By DieselHead
Wanted to provide an update to this pretty...

Wanted to provide an update to this pretty inconsequential thread. Long story short, I kept putting off dealing with this car until I finally needed to shift it out of the way for a few minutes to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-08-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By DieselHead
Thanks for all of the follow up and...

Thanks for all of the follow up and encouragement. I had just assumed that the vacuum leaks were caused by lines or rubber connectors that had aged and cracked. I'll look into refurbishing the pump...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-07-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By DieselHead
Funola, The car is currently sitting outside in...

Funola,
The car is currently sitting outside in a locked driveway in Astoria, Queens, NY. The downside is that for about 2 or 3 of the years, it was sitting outside without a cover, then with a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-07-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By DieselHead
You're all right; it would be a shame to not at...

You're all right; it would be a shame to not at least try and rehab it. I'd like to get it road worthy to get it 100 miles from Queens, NY to the end of Long Island, NY where I have a garage. What...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-07-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By DieselHead
Save or Scrap this 1983 300D?

Hi,
Looking for a bit of advice here. Long story relatively short, my parents bought a 1983 300D new in 1982 which was in use by us until 2007. At that time, it was given to my brother in law who...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 03-24-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By DieselHead
WTB: 250C or 280CE

Looking to purchase a pre-1973 250C or 280CE preferably in Euro spec to be a weekly driver for my wife. Located near New York City but willing to travel anywhere in the States for the right car, at...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-09-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,630
Posted By DieselHead
I just had this exact problem and it turns out...

I just had this exact problem and it turns out that it was the lever at the injection pump that was binding. It seems free now and I made it home okay (it happened during errands) but I want to make...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 10-12-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By DieselHead
FS: 1999 CLK 16" Polished Wheels

I used these on my W123 300D for two years but the car's been sold and they've been sitting unused in my garage for the past year and a half. They are in pretty good condition and polish up nicely. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-16-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,935
Posted By DieselHead
$4.39 in Westchester, NY yesterday. Filled up...

$4.39 in Westchester, NY yesterday. Filled up then took some pictures to list my car for sale with.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 02-20-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By DieselHead
Anyone? How about $250. I won't ship but I'll...

Anyone? How about $250. I won't ship but I'll deliver within a reasonable distance of New York City.

E-mail me with questions or for pictures of these wheels on my car.

alexjhu@gmail.com
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 02-16-2007, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By DieselHead
FS: 1999 CLK320 Wheels w/tires

I bought these in new condition for my 1983 300D and used them for 30,000 miles with the tires that come with it. They have a bit of curb rash but no huge scars and they still polish up nicely. Two...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 08-31-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By DieselHead
Can I easily swap out 1999 Bose for a Blaupunkt Bahamas?

Gurus,
I have a 1999 C43 with Bose (no changer) and I was wondering if I could easily swap it out for a new Blaupunkt Bahamas while keeping the stock amp, speakers, etc.? Crutchfield shows a direct...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-23-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,165
Posted By DieselHead
I ended up with these from eBay: ...

I ended up with these from eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=8026714346&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT


I had to add $100 for shipping (and it took the...
Forum: Tech Help 11-08-2005, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By DieselHead
Hmmm..... that's for the ideas. I have this...

Hmmm..... that's for the ideas. I have this spray on lubricant that I use with my boat called Sail-Kote. They don't say what it's made from (or if it does, I don't remember and I don't have the can...
Forum: Tech Help 11-07-2005, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By DieselHead
Mouse-like squeaking coming from C43 dash that goes away when wet...

I've had a few problems with my 1999 C43 but this one is the worst: something in or around the dashboard area has developed a pretty persistent squeaking that sounds like a mouse. It's pretty much...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-04-2005, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By DieselHead
They fixed it! Yesterday I b*tched to them...

They fixed it! Yesterday I b*tched to them because we wanted to get rid of this thing soon so apparently they took another look and there was something with a shim that was wrong (so says a mechanic...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-03-2005, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By DieselHead
What do we think it's worth? It's a one owner,...

What do we think it's worth? It's a one owner, good interior, strong engine that doesn't burn oil, 170K miles.
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