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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-01-2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By slowmoe
I had a 92 300D 2.5 that I sold to purchase a 96...

I had a 92 300D 2.5 that I sold to purchase a 96 300D (big mistake).

I put about 120K on the 2.5 - taking her to 205K when I sold it. I needed to do the fan, fan clutch, tensioner, tie rods, sway...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 05-17-2006, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By slowmoe
Thanks... I am actually concerned about...

Thanks...

I am actually concerned about performance AND reliability. I really want to buy another New ML350... or perhaps hold out a few months for the ML320CDI.

However, I am having trouble...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 05-16-2006, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By slowmoe
Thanks, Page62. Although a helpful dealer is...

Thanks, Page62.

Although a helpful dealer is definately a bonus and I appreciate a warrenty as much as the next guy, the car will be for my wife and two little ones. The hassle involved with...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 05-16-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By slowmoe
Considering 2006 ML350

I thought I might try a post over here and see what you guys think...

I searched the forum and there does not seem to be much out there on reliability, problems, issues etc... on the latest ML.
...
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 05-15-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 673
Posted By slowmoe
Considering 2006 ML350

I searched the forum and there does not seem to be much out there on reliability, problems, issues etc... on the latest ML.

Consumer Reports and the experience I had with my W210 (traded for a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-15-2006, 04:07 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 27,475
Posted By slowmoe
Larry, I was a huge MB fan before my final...

Larry,

I was a huge MB fan before my final purchase (96 E300) when I turned to lexus. I hate to brake this to you but after 6 years 78K miles, the leather in my GS is as smooth and soft as a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-20-2005, 08:21 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 43,697
Posted By slowmoe
The scary answere to your question in a...

The scary answere to your question in a resounding NO. As you can see in the first post, which is my car, all of the rust was hidden beneath the sealant and perch itself. This is a major problem. I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-27-2005, 06:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,984
Posted By slowmoe
The "crude oil" pumped out of the ground is a...

The "crude oil" pumped out of the ground is a black liquid called petroleum. This liquid contains aliphatic hydrocarbons, or hydrocarbons composed of nothing but hydrogen and carbon. The carbon atoms...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-24-2005, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By slowmoe
Sounds fishy to me...

Sounds fishy to me...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-18-2005, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,926
Posted By slowmoe
My 96 E300 was by far the worse car I have ever...

My 96 E300 was by far the worse car I have ever owned. Not only did it handle/drive like a Taurus, the reliability and cost of repair was insane.

$1500 for a cat. coverter
$1200 for a new...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-16-2005, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By slowmoe
I owned a 92 300D for about 100K. I sold it at...

I owned a 92 300D for about 100K. I sold it at 205K, if my memory serves me correctly.

Over that time I needed to:

1) Replace front left and right ball joints
2) Replace front left and right...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-28-2005, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By slowmoe
I owned a 92 300D for about 100K - up to 205K...

I owned a 92 300D for about 100K - up to 205K when I sold it a few years back. It was the best Mercedes I have ever owned. As mentioned above, if you have records do all the mainenence that is due....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-05-2005, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By slowmoe
As far s I can remember this is more of a shock...

As far s I can remember this is more of a shock then a strut. I do not believe that it would have any impact at all on the front end. Just remove and replace
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 03-02-2005, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,748
Posted By slowmoe
I agree. My previous experience with my E300...

I agree. My previous experience with my E300 drove me to the Lexus dealer (pun intended)!!

I love MB and want to have one again.

Has anyone seen the latest Consumer Report?
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 02-27-2005, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By slowmoe
Thanks, guys. How about normal services? Is...

Thanks, guys.

How about normal services? Is there anything prohibitively difficult about servicing brakes, belts, filters, oil, diffs or other fluids?
Forum: ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 02-27-2005, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By slowmoe
Looking for an ML

Hey Guys,

I am over from the diesel forum and have been reading here for a while. I am looking for a 2002-2004 ML for the wife and kids. A few questions:

1) I have read about with the issues on...
Forum: Tech Help 02-25-2005, 03:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 36,149
Posted By slowmoe
I am the only one as far as I know. I am glad...

I am the only one as far as I know. I am glad that this thread has been helpful to some of you.

Please remember that simply inspecting the perches is insufficient as the rust occurs behind the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-10-2005, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,376
Posted By slowmoe
It has been a few years since this happened to...

It has been a few years since this happened to me... But as I remember it, the SRS (Airbag system) does an automatic safety check every 1-2 hours of drive time. There is only a problem if the SRS...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-22-2004, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,090
Posted By slowmoe
The guy I sold my '92 124 to now has 225K on it...

The guy I sold my '92 124 to now has 225K on it and it still runs great. Over the past 18 months he has only needed to have the speedo rebuilt!!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-13-2004, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,056
Posted By slowmoe
My 96 E300 was so bad that it sent me over to...

My 96 E300 was so bad that it sent me over to Lexus.

Problems experienced:

1) Blown lights - at least once a month
2) catalytic converter rust through ($1500 part)
3) bad ECU ($1200 part)...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2004, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,465
Posted By slowmoe
240DD, That is the best auto advice I have...

240DD,

That is the best auto advice I have heard for a long time!!

I am a sales rep who frequently has big-shot clients in my car (or at least those who think they're big-shot clients). Were...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-14-2004, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,465
Posted By slowmoe
bmisf, After my experience with the MB, I...

bmisf,

After my experience with the MB, I really wanted to make sure I was protected on my Lexus. I purchased an aftermarket bumper to bumper warrantee from 27K to 100K for $1200. Out of curiosity...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-13-2004, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,465
Posted By slowmoe
bmsif, 1) Surging at highway speeds - after...

bmsif,

1) Surging at highway speeds - after many other attempts to fix, I was told I needed a new computer at $1500
2) Airbag light was on all the time - after $150 worth of dealer dianostics,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-13-2004, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,465
Posted By slowmoe
Althought there are currently no more MBs in my...

Althought there are currently no more MBs in my garage, I still like visiting this board. This thread reminds me of the expence and frustration surronding my last E300. I look forward to a time when...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-08-2004, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,037
Posted By slowmoe
I ran my E300 on NJ and PA turnpikes at 75-85 mph...

I ran my E300 on NJ and PA turnpikes at 75-85 mph almost daily, used only the best diesel, changed my oil like a freak, and had continual problems. I averaged about 800 miles a week.

I am now...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-28-2004, 06:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,937
Posted By slowmoe
If the fear is that the car may do a brake test...

If the fear is that the car may do a brake test as mentioned above, could you just disconnect the battery?

Regarding complexity, many on this thread will remember the short stent a W210 had in my...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-12-2004, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By slowmoe
Rick, Interesting artical... I think an...

Rick,

Interesting artical... I think an "increase in product testing" is appropriate for MB across the board. This is something that the Japanese do ad infinitum, hense thier reliability results....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-12-2004, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By slowmoe
Michakaveli, If you see rust at the seem -...

Michakaveli,

If you see rust at the seem - IT IS TOO LATE!!! The rust originates from the spot welds and migrates outward. The removal and repair of my driver side perch confirmed this.
Please...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-12-2004, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By slowmoe
Regarding the spring perch - please read this...

Regarding the spring perch - please read this thread:

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?threadid=95228&highlight=spring+perch

If you have any questions, please let me know as I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-10-2004, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By slowmoe
My 1996 e300 bit the dust at at 96K due to the...

My 1996 e300 bit the dust at at 96K due to the spring perch failure. Please be careful, this could be a life threatening issue...
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