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Questions about '86 300SDL

Hey all,

I'm new to the Mercedes world, I just purchased my new baby. I love it, despite the few things I've found wrong. I'm putting these issues out to see what advice I can garner:

1. Turbo doesn't spool up properly, making hills extremely taxing. The mechanic who inspected it prior to the purchase told me about the issue. I'm guessing that's something I'm going to need to take it to them for.

2. (Possibly related to one) There may be an exhaust leak in the engine bay, I noticed it when I started the car, and also when I revved up (with the hood open). Also sometimes fumes in the cabin.

3. A/C blows reasonably cold, mechanic said it needs to be recharged, but I'm not to worried. What bothers me is that the heater doesn't blow hot, I'm not sure why.

4. Windshield washer sprayers don't spray.

5. There is a short (I think) in the electrical system. The number 15 fuse(dome lights, under-door, trunk light, antenna, safety-belt notification, and central locking mechanism) instantly blows when I replace it.

Also, if anyone knows of a good affordable parts resource, that would be great. I know I need some ball end joints for my throttle linkage. It would just be nice to know where I can pick parts up when I need to do repairs.

Any advice would be welcome! Keep in mind I'm new to diesels and I don't have a mechanical background.

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