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Old 02-16-2000, 04:17 PM
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I have a 1984 300SD with 232,000. So far, it
has been the very best Mercedes I have ever
owned. I had a 87 300SDL and a 91 350SDL. Both of these cars are GONE;the engines were
no where near the durability of the SD. I had
head problems with the 87 SDL and oil consumption problems with the 91 350. The
87 had about 105,000 on it;the 350SDL had
only 65,000!!!!!!!

Anyway, the other day the GAS PEDAL broke
from behind...where the rod attaches to the
rubber/plastic pedal. Has anyone had this
happen? What is involved in repairing????

Thanks in advance for your advice. This is
FANTASTIC site!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-16-2000, 05:49 PM
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Location: Barrington Hills, IL USA
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The same thing happened to my wife's 1983 300SD at 348,000 miles. These cars just don't hold up like they used to. The replacement pedal cost $20.00 and took about 20 minutes to install. It's pretty simple and obvious once you see the new pedal.
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Old 02-16-2000, 11:08 PM
Nick Jamal
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I think Lou is practicing the art of sarcasm here... hope to get 348k out of my MBs!
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Old 02-17-2000, 08:58 AM
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Thanks for information about the "pedal cure"
I will get one this week!!! I too hope
my 84 SD will get 348,000 miles. Seriously,
this car is the best I have ever owned. The
only repair I have done this vehicle is to
replace the vaccum pump at 190,000. It has
the same air conditioning compressor, no
problems with the brakes (same master cylinder), no climate control problems, no
cruise control problems...Besides the vaccum
pump and the current accelerator pedal breaking, there have been no other needed
repairs. It has to happen soon...I really
have been waiting for several years now for
everything to "give up"...Maybe not. Those
who own the 300SDL and 350SD/SDL, if you not
owned a 85 or earlier diesel, you do not
know what a drastic difference there is in
the dependability of the earlier diesels
compared to the 86+ models...Again, thanks
for everyones response!!!

Richard Greene
1963 MB 190SL
1984 MB 300SD
1988 MB 560SEL
1962 Jaguar XKE OTS
1983 Jaguar XJ6 VP
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Old 02-18-2000, 01:44 PM
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Location: New Bedford, MA USA
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Wait, wait, check with MB. That gas pedal may still be under warranty. Anyone who gets 500k out of a 300SD, gets a new gas pedal for free
Oh well a little humor ain't a bad thing, after all, the BIG DIG in Beantown is gonna get fixed up real soon (more humor). Have a great day...

Jeff L
1987 300e
1989 300e
1987 BMW 325
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