Date registered: Jan 2010
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New Ohioan, 1987 300SDL Owner
Glad to be here. Just moved back to Cleveland after 12 years without a car in NY. I've already read a few good tips for consideration on my vehicle.
Bought the car for relatively little (less than a transmission rebuild, which I've discovered), has a good engine, pretty good interior and a rustless undercarriage. Am eventually going to convert the car to veggie-oil; though that project is quite a ways off.
The mechanics were awed that after so many miles (we're close to the 500K km badge) that most of the original equipment was still intact. A testament to the engineering of these cars. Aside from the lies regarding the transmission, I'm fine with my purchase.
Hoping to continue getting good info here. I started another thread about interchangeable transmissions, from 300SD's to the SDL's...hopefully someone will answer.