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Date registered: Sep 2011
Vehicle: 1983 240D
Location: Columbia, SC
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Just joined the W123 club - 1983 240D
Just jumped in with both feet into the W123 pool.
Found a nice 1983 240D with 143k miles on eBay in upstate SC.
Had the tie rod assemblies and center drag link replaced, engine mounts, valve adjustment, oil change, done at an independent shop in Greenville (pm me for the name, they were great).
Car runs great, drove it back to Columbia with no problems.
Steering box needs to be replaced, about a 5 degree dead spot on center, makes the car feel weird when you are going down the road.
Fix the seats (broken springs), going to try the pool noodle trick first.
Fix one small rust spot behind the left rear tire.
She needs a new exhaust, it's pretty rusty.
Fuel tank cleaning, after seeing the thread I'm sure I have a super sized algae farm going on in there...
I had one success already, fixed the front dome light switch with super glue and the pop-out section out of the top of a Diet Coke can. I didn't think to take pictures as I was doing it but I will do a writeup when I get a chance.
My 16 year old son is absolutely in love with it and can't wait until he gets his license (as soon as band season is over).
Anyone in Columbia, do you have a recommendation on a independent Mercedes garage that knows the old 123's?