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Old 11-17-2009, 03:22 AM
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the floor upholstery is in the trunk. dirty, but in fairly good shape.

thanks for the encouraging words about it. It has what I'm hoping is a fairly simple fuel delivery issue. I'll drive it around for a while and will likely have to thin the herd back down.

On tape the 300D does sound pretty good, doesn't it...makes me wonder why I've ventured into the gasser realm

1985 300D cali 190K
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:23 PM
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I think you got a good deal on it. The car isn't bad at all.

Now just work on getting it running. Hopefully it will be reliable enough so you can drive it the GTG.
1985 300TD Turbo Euro-wagon
1979 280CE 225,200 miles
1985 300D Turbo 264,000 miles
1976 240D 190,000 miles
1979 300TD 220,000

GONE but not forgotten
1976 300D 195,300 miles
1983 300D Turbo 175,000 miles
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:47 AM
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thats a $5oo car? not bad. nice bumpers.

(you should make friends with alibassi - judging from his posts, he is just a little familiar with the w116)
"The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread."
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:50 PM
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spent some time on it yesterday and found the throttle linkage to be seized up. I sprayed it down with WD40 to see if I could get the parts moving, but it looks like I will need to take it apart and polish each piece. The gas pedal seems to not function correctly. Not sure if it's just because of the linkage...or maybe the PO kept trying to press it with the linkage stuck causing something to get bent.

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