Date registered: May 2004
Vehicle: 1988 300 TE
Location: Horseshoe Valley, Ontario, Canada
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1988 300 TE HAS BEEN SITTING FOR A YEAR!
I have just bought a 1988 300 TE 4-matic - my first MB - and I am looking for some advise.
The car is in fabulous condition, having recently been shipped to Canada from Germany and it has only 126,000 Km/78,000 Miles on it (that's right - 7,800 km per year!) It was fully serviced and all fluids were changed when it first arrived 11 months ago and has been garaged and not driven since then.
What precautions should I take for the first little while? An immediate oil change? Other fluids? Filters? RPM limits? Having never been responsible for putting an idle vehicle back on the road, I'm concerned about mechanicals stiffening up or requiring special attention.
I pick it up this weekend and can't wait to be a bona fide member of 'Benz World'.