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Old 12-14-2009, 08:38 PM
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A few questions ('76 300D

Well I finally bought and got my '76 300d delivered. I think I paid a little much for it, but I'm okay with that ($2400). It's got 118k and seems to be in good shape overall. It came with a bunch of WVO parts, but has jet to be ^%$#$# with, maybe at some later point I'll get to that. A little rust, but nothing major, which will be a project for next spring and summer. So a few questions:

1.) I've searched the forums and can't find a referance to a good source for door seals. Any idea's? Will generic ones work?

2.) I've also looked for an explination or how-to on the adjustments for the mechanical auto trans for diesels but can't find anything satisfactory. Does anyone have a good link? My trans is shifting over it's shift points.

3.) My oil pressure pegs when the car is started. Is that normal? If not, what is it indicative of.

4.) Brake light on dash is on... what can trigger that?

5.) Anyone have a parking brake knob... I broke mine (see above question and guess what I did)

Anywho, thanks in advance. I ordered the MB FSM on CD from the MB web site weeks ago but it has yet to come in. Looking for a paper one on the web...

Have Fun!

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Old 12-14-2009, 08:50 PM
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Nice 300D, I have one very similar that I got a few months ago.

1. Go OEM one door seals. Cheaper aftermarket brands make the door hard to shut and sometimes leak.

2. Adjust the rod going to the tranny, the shorter you adjust that rod the sooner the tranny will shift gear. Remember this tranny starts in 2nd gear so I doubt its shifting over those marks.

3. Thats a good thing.

4. Check brake fluid level, if thatsok then press the small black rubber reset button located on a pressure switch that is screwed into the master cylinder.

5. New knobs are cheap.

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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