I am placing my 1983 300 Dt up for sale. I initially listed it on Craigslist in the Atlanta area but wanted to get it out on this forum. Detailed photos are available in the photobucket link. Hopefully the photos and narrative below provide a solid overall description of the vehicle. I priced it at $4700 but that is negotiable. I do have a car fax report available. If you need any additional info or have problems with the photo link, please let me know. Also, if you have any thoughts on ways I could improve the presentation, please don't hesitate. Thanks! Gib
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I purchased the vehicle in Atlanta in 2009 at 98K. I am a DIYer and have taken care of basic maintenance including oil changes, transmission fluid/filter, coolant, valves adjusted; diesel purge, brake pads. In addition, the following repairs have been made:
Motor mounts replaced (did not change the transmission mount but have that)
Glow plugs replaced this winter
Battery replaced (Duralast)
Tires are brand new - Hankook
Starter keylock and tumbler replaced
Rebuilt injector nozzles with Monarch nozzles
Braided fuel lines replaced
Hood pad replaced
I have added a Kenwood radio but will include the original Blaupunkt AM-FM Cassette.
I have utilized many of the Mercedesource repair kits/manuals/tools and will include those with the purchase.
AC runs cold - R134a. I re-charge it one can per summer season.
Rust Free vehicle
Fully functioning sunroof
The car runs great. Its lifetime overall MPG with me is over 25 mpg. Here are the issues:
Loses vacuum after about 5 minutes when car is turned off. Has effect on locks and if you turn off the car with the heat on, it diesels. The heat can be flaky also but I suspect its all vacuum related.
Cruise control is flaky. I soldered the control board and that solved it for a while but the intermittent nature is back.
Cosmetic dings - the paint is overall in great shape. The back quarter-panel was repaired by the previous owner and up close you can see the clear coat spidered but in general the car looks great. Photos show cosmetic issues.
There is a slight oil leak around the turbocharger.
There is an occasional flare when it shifts from 3rd to 4th gear. That is a fairly recent development may be related to vacuum.
Back left window switch is flaky and may need cleaning/replacement
Back left door may need new door check.
Antenna does not fully extend