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First Benz, 1992 300D; 124 chassis.

Ahoy everyone,

The name is Roland, and today I traded for my first Mercedes-Benz. I had a '94 S10 4x4 pickup but decided it was time for a change. I saw the ad for the car on Craigslist at a dealer in Charleston, SC and spoke with the owner about the possible trade. All that aside, I now own the car. ^_^

The car is in excellent shape with 260,601 on the odometer, though it's stopped working. Hasn't gone too far since it stopped, I've seen the Carfax showing that he purchased it around 10/2010 with 260,300 on it. He owns another '92 300D that he drives himself, his white and mine black.

I was able to drive the car back home fine, but it has a few things I need to address soon. It is missing on one of the cylinders and the turbo isn't boosting. I can see at a glance the deterioration of the vacuum hoses, so those will be the first thing to replace. Second thing being the thermostat, the car runs very cool and the heater is blowing little to no heat. I noticed that on the 160 mile trip home via the interstate that the engine temp went no higher than 60 degrees Centigrade.

If these cars are anything like my old Z31 300ZX Turbo, vacuum leaks can cause many and strange problems. If those to immediate things do not fix the problems, I will come back to the proper forum to ask of help.

Anyway, thank you all for having me.

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Welcome to BW and good luck with the 300D - good choice. As a former 240D owner, I have to agree that vacuum leaks cause a huge variety of issues on these diesels!

Good luck with the car.

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