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"My First Mercedes" = A Classic 84 Turbo Diesel

Hello all and thank you for this site.

We have purchased our first Mercedes- a medium/ dark blue 1984 300 Turbo Diesel with a dark blue interior- and are delighted.

"Sadie's" is a lovely classic, although if you have recommendations on any of these issues, I would love to hear them.

- Her body is in great shape, though she could use a good touch up paint (and I can't even find the color code.
- Her interior is a bit worn, is missing some wood trim on the glove box, and the glove box doesn't work real well. The dash is cracked in several places. The driver's seat has also lost a lot of its spring.
Even though she has low miles at 137K, she's running a bit rough (even for a diesel) at idle speeds. We've had a valve adjustment- that's helped but still feel like she could run more smoothly.
- Her moonroof is not working. The motor works, but there is something wrong with the cabling system.
- Her sound system speakers get scratchy at even medium volume.
She has the Golden Fuel System in her- but not completely installed. We plan on completing that and running her partially on waste vegetable oil.

Sadie has a ton of personality. We already love her and plan on putting a lot of miles on her. She could use a little love but is a head turning piece of art. Someday we hope to pay cash for the kind of fine vehicles we see here- and we hope to still have our Sadie.
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