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New member, '83 300D owner from the soggy northwest

Hi all, newbie here who's been the proud owner of a 1983 300D for a little over a year now. I've lurked here from time to time, seeking out info on the repair and maintenance of this beast. And boy does it need some maintenance! Mine is a relatively low-mileage Benz, only about 180,000 miles on it when I bought it. I've put another 10,000 on it since then. I don't doubt that the engine will last forever, but the rest of the car seems to be falling apart faster than I can put it back together. Not going to get into all of the boring details right now, I'll look for whatever relevant posts I can find as I get to work on each problem, and post a question if I can't find the answer.

That said, I still love this car! I want to get all of the bugs worked out and drive it as long as I can, maybe even buy a couple more. Once I get the hang of all of this model's quirks, I'm sure it will be at least as reliable as any vehicle I've owned.

Happy motoring,
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