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Mixed Emotions

Just bought a 1980 240d 4 spd manual with a cracked dash, no ac, rusting body, no dash lights, no stereo, no odometer, dirty interior, won't shut off with key, and I'm wondering what I've gotten myself into. Besides that I paid $1000 and it runs great. I've fallen in love with these cars, but I'm having mixed emotions about my purchase.
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you will find all sorts of great info on how to fix whatever you want. check out the w123 forum for a wealth of great knowledge.

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Welcome to BW! I used to own a 240D. Get the injector timing adjusted. That's one of the touchy issues for the 240D and that's probably why it won't shut off - the injector pump timing needs to be set properly. Search the W123 forum and you should find enough to get you headed in the right direction...to a good mechanic.

The only reason that I don't have the 240D any more is someone offered me a good deal of money for it and I was hurting for garage space. I wish I had it back.

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Thanks, I appreciate the replies everyone. I think the rust is what really is bothering me. I discovered more of it when I got it home. But still excited about owning a diesel. Glad to be a part of this forum.
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won't shut off with key is a vacuum issue...
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That's what I was told. Haven't had a chance to fool with it. I've had the flu. Hopefully it won't be too difficult.
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