BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Dec 2012
Vehicle: 1984 300d sedan
Location: Camden, Maine, USA
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Hi all, not my first diesel vehicle but my first Mercedes. I just bought it today, 1984 300d sedan. Car has 204,000 miles on it. Paint and interior are great. Previous owner was carrying hay bales in it so it looks like a horse stall inside! It seems to run good, it is an automatic. What attracted me to the car was their longevity, the big roomy interior and the great big trunk.
I am not a speed demon so the leisurely acceleration doesn't bother me. It does seem as if the trans shifts rather firmly.....is that normal? Also it seems to have a lot of accelerator pedal movement before car gets moving. It doesn't feel as if trans is slipping.
I paid 1300.00 which seems very reasonable to me. I am very well versed mechanically and have built several hot rods and muscle cars from bare shells so I am comfortable working on this car. Could you all advise me on the best repair manual to get? I am a cheap Yankee and am looking forward to the slow lane!
PS I will NOT be doing the veggie oil conversion...sounds like a hassle!