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Hello Benzworld -- new 240d owner aboard

Last weekend I bought an '81 240d for $1,500 off a car lot in Missouri.

Here's a link. 1981 MERCEDES BENZ 240D SEDAN

I kind feel over my head as there are issues with the car ...

-- The cable that connects the manual blower dial is snapped off, and thus no heat or cold is available.

-- There's a diesel smelling fuel collecting in the trunk on the right side.

-- The parking break seems not to work, as sometimes the car wants to roll away.

-- It starts rough and feels like it may stall first thing in the AM.

-- The MB Tex in the middle of the driver's seat is messed up and I'd like to replace it.

-- There are no lights on the instrument cluster at night.

PLEASE - if you have advice on any or all of these issues, I would LOVE to hear it. Also, if you have ideas of the first few things to do to bring "Truman" up to speed maintenance-wise, I'm all ears. Diesel purge?

Let me stress - I LOVE THIS CAR. It's got some rust issues, but it drives like a champ once it gets going. Please help me to keep her alive.
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