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Date registered: Jul 2011
Vehicle: 1980 240D
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Recently divorced, but in love again
Ok, I know it sounds silly. I just bought a sweet little '80 240D from a nice old Benz collector and am in love with the car. I've been looking at these for three years now, as the biodiesel and WVO idea became more popular, and had the chance to pick up my MB for a song. History: my wife left me two days before signing on my house. Took off in one of my cars, essentially stealing it as she never got in touch with me until three months later when I told her though the grapevine I was intending on calling he police on advice from my atty. She was down in two days. So, I sold both my cars - glad to get a reminder of my previous life out of the driveway, and in the last few weeks I noticed a old 240d for sale on CL.
Cali car, no rust (just some pitting on the front fenders below the lights), clean inside and runs like a champ. It is like driving a tank, but I have not had the experience of it being slow. In fact, it doesn't take it much to go hwy speeds, and getting around town is no slower than my chevy aveo. It's a stick, so maybe that's why the diff? The only thing I can see to look at right now (besides the obvious, of which tips/hints I've gotten from this forum, thanks), is the injector #1 is leaking or the lines are leaking. The car has lots of new stuff: new shocks, the new style glow plugs (yay!), no rust or anything under the mats, new speakers (although the radio is stock AM, yeah, AM. Thank god I can get NPR on it! Oh now I sound like a total yuppie, I'm not though.) I am about to buy a new/refurb injector online, but do you suggest I replace the injector lines first? Also, if not a leaky injector, I thought the head gasket may be leaking. Both I can do myself, but I'd rather not chase the wrong culprit if I don't have to. Thanks, and here's a pic!