BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jun 2009
Vehicle: 1995 E300 Diesel, 1994 S350 TurboDiesel, 1992 Ford F250 7.3L IDI Diesel, 1996 MotoGuzzi Sport 1100
Location: Austin Texas
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Love those Diesel Mercs
I'm John from Austin Texas (which is why I go by austxjr) and I'm driving a 1995 E300 Diesel with 132K miles that was one owner until I picked it up from a friend. Before that I drove a 1994 S350 TurboDiesel that had some engine problems and is awaiting a diagnosis (probably head gasket because it lost compression in #5 & #6 - I hope it isn't more dire) and rebuild.
Before that I had a 2006 E320 CDI lease for 27 months when they were trying to get rid of the OM648 engine (I6 CDI) models for the OM642 (V6 BlueTec) and got a steal. Great car, but had some delicate suspension and wallowy handling compared to my BMWs.
I'm planning on taking the OM606 24v diesel in my W124 (E300D) and getting it to create real power with an aftermarket turbo and other tweaks such as AMG suspension. My dream is an AWD, 6 spd, convertible diesel sports car that will run biodiesel, SVO or WVO.