Date registered: Jun 2007
Vehicle: '95 E300 DIESEL, '91 600SEL, '92 600SEL
Location: San Diego/USA & Belgium/Europe
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I second the earlier post. I've had mine for about 2.5 years now. Bought it with 48K on the clock. Now it is at 70K, and it is rock solid once the usual age related issues are sorted such as glow plugs, fuel lines, wiring harness, steering & suspension, etc.
I get high 30s MPG. Range about 750mi with highway speeds, once even close to 800mi. Low fuel light comes on at 700 and I go for about another 50 miles before refilling.
I replaced my injection pump with a Euro spec OM603 pump and I run a custom fuel blend of high-sulfur diesel & jet fuel. The tail pipe smells more like a turboprop plane than a car.
Also removed the oxidation catalyst and got a noticeable performance boost. The car gets it best mileage & comes alive at 75MPH.
The hardest part is finding a nice example. The nicest ones are expensive, but well worth it in the long run if you are in the market for a W124 diesel.
Last edited by sbaert; 10-13-2010 at 12:30 PM.