Date registered: Jul 2006
Vehicle: European 1974 350SLC ,'78 300CD& '80 300CD sold , '81 240D SWMBO's Car '84 300CD & Euro
Location: Sunny So. Cal.
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More than you realize ~ my 300TD is greymarket car that was direct imported when new and had the entire large set of various books for car, radio, dealers, heater operation (KLIMAII) , correct wheel lugs, on and on.....
I'm slowly returning it back to Euro spec. , I'm on the fence about the IP because it runs perfectly and has very good power.....
I bought it for SWMBO, she asked me to buy her a station wagon and _loves_ this car, every where it goes folks ask about it, is it for sale blah blah blah .
I always wondered about the T series fuel tanks ~ 18 US Gal. including a 2.9 Gal. reserve means only 15 gallons before the low fuel lamp comes on, no wonder it needs re fueling more often than my Coupe .
They tried to steal the engine bash plate too, I looked for it and noticed it gone missing, when I said ' ?? WTH ?' they shrugged and gave me some lame 'it was dented' BS then deliberately cross threaded the 10MM attaching bolts *just* enough to hold it from falling off as I drove it home, I got home and jacked up and blocked the car, crawled underneath and spotted the bolts ready to fall out, removed and re installed them correctly, went back to talk to the owner, they were always too busy to tllk to me and closed up shop a few weeks later .
Good riddance to bad trash, why I rarely allow others to touch my vehicles .
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