Date registered: Oct 2013
Vehicle: 1982 240D, 1984 Euro 300TD
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
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For performance, gas FI is superior. But for DIY, especially on a neglected vehicle, I prefer the carbs. They're usually cheaper & easier to get going again.
But in the US, a major issue with the older gassers is gasohol fuel,which tends to eat up fuel system components over time. Also, many of the older gasser Benzes weren't very economical.
So in the past 10 years, I've gone over to the W123 diesel crowd. Simple, reliable, acceptable fuel economy and no gasohol issues.
Happy Motoring, Mark