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Just bought a 1982 300D ...HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY

yup, new to the board. New to Merc' diesel ownership. New to working on a diesel and a classic car.

No pictures yet. I just got the title and plates today so will be picking her up in the next day or so.

She, and she is a she, is a 1982, 300d. Creme exterior but I think she was resprayed from maroon. The interior is in fair condition. the center console is cracked. There's an aftermarket stereo and speakers.
The body is near perfect apart from needing to be polished and 3 rust bubbles,on the trunk, front wheel well, and a little one near the Turbo badge. Under the rugs she's perfect, dry as a bone and no sign of rust anywhere.
The front end is new, the trans is rebuilt, the shocks and springs at the front look new (but I'm not sure the ground was thick with snow). She drives exceptionally well. She has 240k on her.

There's no passenger side mirror, looks like there never was.
There's smoke coming from under the air filter.
When doing the blow back test, the cap danced but there was smoke there too.
The brake warning light is on but she stops well.
The blower died.
The rear power windows don't work.

So I'm going to tackle the blower first.
The oil leak.
Replacing/retro fitting a mirror.
Compounding and waxing and cleaning her up.

I plan on the near future doing, glow plugs, oil change (synthetic I think), filters, valve adjustment (it'll be a first) and a full new set of rotors and pads.

She was loved by her previous owners it's very obvious and she has a happy feel about her.

So Hi everyone that's a little about my car I'll get pics when I have her in my driveway. Look forward to learning a lot from everyone on here and getting my Merc' in better shape.

Oh, I'm in Northern NJ.
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Thank you and will do.
I'm still learning about her and what the buttons do and how everything works.

Spent a lot of time driving her the last few days and I'm extremely happy with her.
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