Just bought a 1987 300TD with 6cyl diesel. Project car for daily transportation....is there such a thing?
Anyway, I own several diesels, VW Marine, 671 Detroit 2 stroker, Ford 6.0l 3/4 ton 4x4 Lariat and now a smokin' Benz.
Actually, the Benz isn't smoking despite 203k miles on her. She's got some vacuum problems, gutless wonder, interior buttons are somewhere in the glove box and needs paint. Other than that, she's a peach.
I love diesels and think the US is politically motivated against curing the economy standards they tout all the time. Don't get me started. I'm not a conspiracist, but think government is wholly stupid.
I live in Klownifornia, love the climate, coast, mountains, desert and farm land all within 200 miles of us. It's great driving country, except legislatively hostile to diesel and performance.
Look forward to chatting it up with the smokers around here, share repair tricks and possibly do an old German girls smokers rally or poker run...vegetarians and young smokers welcome too.
In spite of my apparent temperament, I'm worse in person.... just ask my wife.