Date registered: Aug 2011
Vehicle: 1987 300D Turbo Powered by ÜRO
Location: New Jersey
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I've been lurking on the this forum and some others trying to get info on the late 80's 300D turbo my grandfather has. He bought it new and has only put about 90k on it but is in need of some TLC. The biggest problem is that I live in NJ and he lives in Arkansas and i see him about once a year.
Problem 1 is the turbo not spooling up. Already received responses on things to check and will do so when Iâ€™m back out there.
Problem 2 is electrical. The car buzzes until you turn the directional on and then it stops. He seemed to have a local mechanic do some work on it, but Iâ€™m not sure if the buzzing is the cause of his work or has been there a while. Heâ€™s 94 and doesnâ€™t hear so well, so it doesnâ€™t really bother him. I believe itâ€™s the flasher relay buzzing.
Problem 3 is engine vibration. I donâ€™t recall the car vibrating at all but it does now. I would guess motor mounts would cure this.
Problem 4 is the AC which heâ€™s not worried about as he only drives early morning. From what I have read on the forums, an r134 conversion might not be needed as there are R12 equivlants that can be used. Is this still the case?