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Recently got my 1985 300SD

Greetings all!

I just got my Mercedes, and brother, do I have questions!

Should it have an electric fan on the front of the radiator?

Was it wise for one of the PO's to both remove the watsegate AND unhook the overboost valve?

How come it sits so high in the front?

Why does it have 2 midship mufflers, plus a rear one, and what are good options for replacement?

What's the light on the dash, between the battery and the brake?

How hard would it be to just remove the ABS system?

How do you work the climate control? I figured out Off and defrost...what are the other 3 buttons?

Isn't it supposed to have a booster pump in the heater hoses? Mine dosen't. Does have 2 splices though...I think that's from a former WVO's got two 1 inch holes in the spare tire well too...

Some of the vacuum lines are unhooked, see the pictures...

What is the circled part in the one picture of the Turbo, and does that look like a trap oxidizer, or just the "pre-muffler"?

Oh yeah, most importantly, which small black box do I remove to disable the alarm? It drains my battery, unless I remove the fuse, but I like having dome lights...

This thing reminds me of my mid 80's Subaru XT's...technologically advanced, without the technology, making them overly complicated.

Thanks gang, I appreciate any and all information.
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