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Old 07-14-2020, 04:12 PM
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My friend Blue Nelson and his high mileage Diesels

Here are some photos of Blue Nelson's four High Mileage Mercedes-Benz Diesel cars. I'll throw mine in the mix too!
1) 1982 300TD 561,000 miles 500k of which Blue put on himself

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Old 07-14-2020, 04:28 PM
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Part 2

2) 1982 200D "Brauner Benz" https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=brauner+benz
826,000 KM (513,252 miles) Most of which were accumulated by Markus Besold driving around the world for 12 years. Blue and I met Markus at the Titanic Museum in Belfast in 2019 while traveling around Europe. Markus was presented with the high mileage award from Mercedes-Benz. The Grille Badge(s) stayed with the car. Markus hopes to one day be united with his car.
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Old 07-14-2020, 04:35 PM
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Part 3

3) 1970 220D 442,000 miles
4) 1980 240D 521,000 miles 4 speed, Henna Interior
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Old 07-14-2020, 04:42 PM
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Part 4- my '84 300TD

And last but not least (actually the most), my 1984 300TD 627,000 miles!
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Love these stories… Thanks for sharing!
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You do know that there was a feature article series on Blue Nelson in The Star magazine, the conclusion of which was in the Jan-Feb 2020 issue starting on page 48... right?
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You do know that there was a feature article series on Blue Nelson in The Star magazine, the conclusion of which was in the Jan-Feb 2020 issue starting on page 48... right?
Absolutely! I don't have my issue handy, is that the "Parts and Recreation" article? If so, that was the trip he and I took to Europe. The car is in New York at a friends house, and Blue will be picking it up in the near future....Rich
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Here i thought i was getting up there with 320,000 miles...
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SO to throw some controversy into the mix, how many are running on the original timing chain and guides??? The answer might put to rest the fact, fiction, or fear......
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SO to throw some controversy into the mix, how many are running on the original timing chain and guides??? The answer might put to rest the fact, fiction, or fear......
I know for sure #1- blue '82 300TD has a new engine, http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/402033-complete-engine-rebuild-557-000-mile-300td.html. so it is out. The Brauner Benz is out as well, as it has a later 240 engine. The others, I doubt anyone knows. As for my wagon, it does in fact have the original engine, and has not been rebuilt. The guy I got the car from bought it at 175K, and personally put the remaining 450K+ on by commuting 250 miles a day for 15 years. He only did regular maintenance, and no major work. However, it is on it's fourth transmission. The latest one from Sun Valley, and it shifts perfectly!.....Rich

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