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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-06-2012, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

I'm a new member (obviously) and while I don't yet own a MB, I sure want to. My first car was an '83 300D TurboDiesel. Unfortunately, my mom didn't maintain it at all (no oil changes for at least 2 years!) and when she passed it to me it was a real money pit. For a 16 year old with a crappy job I just couldn't make enough money to keep it running decently. I eventually got rid of it, but ever since then I've wanted to get another early 80's vintage 300D (or better yet, 300TD).

I've now reached a point where I can make that happen, so I joined this forum to hopefully get some more information on what sort of pitfalls to avoid when looking at these old diesels and maybe get some advice on how to keep them running optimally when I do get one.

First thing, I'm moving from Houston to Chicago in a few weeks. My plan is try to buy a 300D by the summer. So I was wondering if anyone out there knows a good diesel mechanic in the Chicago area so if I get one I'll have a reputable place to take it for any needed repairs? And if anyone in Chicago or nearby areas has a real cherry they want to sell let me know!

Thanks, happy to be aboard!

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I see there is an answer to my first question about good repair shops in the Chicago area. There is a whole forum section for that!

Good to know! Looking forward to exploring some around the site.
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