Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-25-1999, 05:39 PM
Posts: n/a
I am going to look at an '83 240D, 4-speed with 213K this weekend. I am new to Mercedes-Benz and would like to know what I should watch out for on this year and make. I know quite a bit about cars, but next to nothing about diesel motors - how do I distinguish a good diesel from a bad one? The owner will give me the name and number of her mechanic, and I will have mine look at the car as well (only problem with that is he is a Saab specialist-but very honest and trustworthy). Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
P.S. great site!
Old 03-25-1999, 08:07 PM
Posts: n/a
Have the compression tested!!!! Its the most important element of longivety & the most "expensive to repair". Make sure the previous owners have changed the oil often!
Closed Thread


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beautiful 2 owner 240D for sale - DC area tenknots Mercedes Cars For Sale 5 09-09-2004 11:02 AM
My beloved 240D is now gone The Guy Open Discussion 2 07-05-2003 06:38 PM
Engine Swap '79 240D to an '82 240D oilslick Diesel Discussion 1 01-28-2003 09:08 PM
Will Alum 240D Air Cleaner Fit on 300D tcane Diesel Discussion 0 01-10-2002 07:33 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page