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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-17-2006, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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1992 300d

Heyy, I'm looking at a 300D.
I was wondering if slow acceleration, and jerky shifting were normal in this model.
Pleeease help.
1st car.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-17-2006, 07:46 PM
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Acceleration will be slower than a gasser but I would not characterize it as slow.

By the shifting being jerky, do you mean that it has harsh shifts between gears or that the car itself is jerky when in gear? Under normal acceleration, the shifts should be smooth like buttah, under harder acceleration the shifts do get a little more crisp.

Maybe check the fluid level in the tranny, a fluid flush and fill with filter change may help.

The sluggish behaviour could be many things from a dirty air filter to dirty injectors to a plugged catalytic convertor to a number of other problems. Please post more details to get a better response to your problems....

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I was driving gasoline powered Mercedes' until I bought my 1998 Turbo diesal which, I believe, has better acceleration than the gas models. My experience is that if the fuel system has contaminates in the system, or the air filter is dirty, the performance is horrible. I did buy a bad tank of diesal, water in the fuel, and I had to clean the system, remove, clean, and heat the fuel tank, replace all the filters, and finally replace the fuel pump. I know it was a water problem because when my mechanic removed the fuel filter it was filled with water.

I would suggest you have the current owner replace the fuel filters, the air filter, and change the transmission fluid. If the performance is still sub par the vehicles rings/valves may be worn preventing the proper pressure buildup before ignition. You can have a mechanic perform a pressure test, but it may not be cheap.

Hope this helps!
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