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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Yet another newbie...

I am the proud new owner of a 1987 300D Turbo. The odometer quit working at 240K so I am not sure just how many miles are on it. I found an owners log up to 183K that was extremely meticulous. Tachometer does not work. I repaired the drivers seat controls so I could drive it home. Changed the trans fluid and was pleasantly surprised when it came out still red in color. Changed out the transmission mount when I pushed up on it and the whole thing jiggled like jello. Put 2 new Michelin snow tires on the rear. Then today the passenger front slipped a belt. Time for two more. The car runs well. No major fluid leaks. Has a serious sound tap. I thought it might be a valve but the mechanic stated it may be an injector after he checked it with a stethoscope. Future plans are to replace the struts and springs with performance items, remove the restricted exhaust converter (WV - no emissions) and bolster up the front seats. They are too squishy even though the covers have been replaced. I am really enthused that there are so many of these still on the road and parts are plentiful. I have a 2005 Pontiac GTO that is more difficult to get body parts for than this car. Well, that is all.
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Welcome to the Forum. Just replace parts that need it, and keep up on preventative maintenance and it will run forever.

You will find that this forum can help you learn how to perform maintenance yourself. This community is very valuable if you ever run into problems with your Mercedes-Benz.
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