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Old 04-15-2013, 10:05 PM
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The little Benz that could!!!

I will start by saying I love my little Benz. What a great car!

The quick story goes: Wife called me at work, she is stuck. The Rover starter is dead and it won't start. I leave work to go get her. I hook up her Rover to the Benz and pull her to a safe place that I can leave it for a short time till I can get my truck to pull her home. Get home and there is about a foot of snow and the ol girl just goes right through it! I do love my little diesel.



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Old 04-15-2013, 11:36 PM
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that car just keeps going and going
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:29 AM
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It seems she earned at least some make up primer for her front parts.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:34 AM
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that car just keeps going and going
Heck yes!

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It seems she earned at least some make up primer for her front parts.
She has earned much more than that!
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An old Mercedes diesel towing a fairly new Rover. Classic.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:22 AM
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I miss Colorado...but not driving in snowstorms. That I don't miss.

OTOH, I never got to tow a RR with a diesel benz. Maybe that would be the deciding factor!

BTW, perfect thread title.
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Great story and photos! Makes me proud to own a 220!
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:28 PM
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An old Mercedes diesel towing a fairly new Rover. Classic.
LOL, it does seem backwards a bit.

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I miss Colorado...but not driving in snowstorms. That I don't miss.

OTOH, I never got to tow a RR with a diesel benz. Maybe that would be the deciding factor!

BTW, perfect thread title.
Man the snow is one of my favorite parts of living here! I thought the title was pretty decent. HAHAHA

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Great story and photos! Makes me proud to own a 220!

Glad there are other proud 220 owners!
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What year is your 220D? Sure do like the passenger front fender. Same color as our chocolate malt 220D !! Also a proud owner, even though no longer driveable.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:43 PM
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What year is your 220D? Sure do like the passenger front fender. Same color as our chocolate malt 220D !! Also a proud owner, even though no longer driveable.
1971. Why is yours not drive able?
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The rear brakes started locking up many years ago. Attempted to do the whl cylinders, but it was likely the hoses. Back then I was not aware of the hose delamination problem, and there were few if any local folks with Benz specific knowledge. That was long ago, and before I ever found the Forum. The car has been sitting outside so long now that I doubt there is much hope for a restart.

Might be interesting to try though !!!
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I like the story. I love the snow. Little Cottonwood Canyon has eaten three of my mercedes. 1959 220S my first, a 220D like yours, and a 78 240D 3.0 turbo.
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The rear brakes started locking up many years ago. Attempted to do the whl cylinders, but it was likely the hoses. Back then I was not aware of the hose delamination problem, and there were few if any local folks with Benz specific knowledge. That was long ago, and before I ever found the Forum. The car has been sitting outside so long now that I doubt there is much hope for a restart.

Might be interesting to try though !!!
You should totally do it! It's a great little car to get going!

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I like the story. I love the snow. Little Cottonwood Canyon has eaten three of my mercedes. 1959 220S my first, a 220D like yours, and a 78 240D 3.0 turbo.
OUCH!! Slide off the road or what?
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Snow is a four letter word
Cold is a four letter word
Ice is another one .. ya just have to say it right
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