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Thumbs up FS: My 1991 Mercedes 350SD Turbo Low miles!

I have finally decided to sell my 350SD, because I want to get an SL roadster for the summer! The car has low miles for the make and model. 114,XXX miles drives like brand new. Inside and out the car is perfect. Garage kept always. I have all books and that includes the maintenance booklet. In preparation for sale I have put about $2500 into it fixing little odds and ends. People always want to know if the 350's are using excessive amounts of oil...Not this one, I never add anything. Every 3000 miles it gets changed, thats it. Turbo charger works perfectly, transmission feels excellent. Starts up first time, every time. Brand new glow plugs, brand new battery and brand new PA state inspection thru 12/07. You will not be disappointed with this one. I also listed it on eBay just for the hell of it. I will provide the link to the item and item#. Contact me if interested. Clean carfax, clear title. jdtv5@yahoo.com

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I had recieved a question about this car regarding the actual number of 350SD's produced in 1991. As far as I knew there were 618 of them in '91 and 2066 in total??

Can anyone verify this number?
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I had recieved a question about this car regarding the actual number of 350SD's produced in 1991. As far as I knew there were 618 of them in '91 and 2066 in total??

Can anyone verify this number?
That's what I've read from the latest issue of the Star magazine. There was a several page spread on an original owner's account of his '91 350SD.

He claims, according to MB, 3 were made in 1990, and 615 were made in 1991 for the United States (which is typically the only market for pre-W140 diesels). Although many of his claims for the 350SD (most economical S-Class W126 diesel, most powerful, etc.) were just untrue. The most economical was the '86 federal 300SDL (as rated by the EPA). The highest power output, again, the '86 300SDL Federal, but the handling gets the nod for the 350SD.

The 350 engine pulls harder than all 300's at any engine speed below 4K rpm after which it runs out of steam. The torque is awesome. And in REAL WORLD DRIVING, the 350 engine does no better or worse than the federal 300SDL. Go figure, I used to average 28 - 29 mpg out of that powerplant. Same mileage as my 300SDL, neck and neck.

I happen to own one of the 618 made 350SDs. They're very, very nice cars when they're running right. And, unfortunately, no common people know that they're such a flawed design. Mines suffered through two non-preventable engine failures. The third engine is a 3.0 liter transplant, which is every bit as good as the 3.5 it replaced (power-wise, anyway).
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I was pretty sure that I had read 618 somewhere and Star magazine must have been the place.

I have heard of people having engine troubles with the 350's, but I will be completely honest, I haven't had a single problem with mine (perhaps the low miles are why). A friend of mine has a 91 350SD its seafoam green and has 239,000 miles on it, original engine and transmission. He only had to do minor exhaust work recently.

What is the flaw in design if I may ask? Could it have been brought out more by an individuals driving habits?
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I was pretty sure that I had read 618 somewhere and Star magazine must have been the place.

I have heard of people having engine troubles with the 350's, but I will be completely honest, I haven't had a single problem with mine (perhaps the low miles are why). A friend of mine has a 91 350SD its seafoam green and has 239,000 miles on it, original engine and transmission. He only had to do minor exhaust work recently.

What is the flaw in design if I may ask? Could it have been brought out more by an individuals driving habits?

The engine is known as the "rod bender". I'm sure you'll find your answer under that search term.

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Wow, great car, If I had some extra cash layin around, your car would be the # 1 pic, it's too bad you are selling it, its' really hard to come by one in that shape these days.

Good luck with the sale.

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