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Date registered: Aug 2019
Vehicle: 1980 300D Turbo sedan
Location: Gold Coast Australia
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Lubed all the linkages and it came good, as I was getting 10kpl I assume it was in 4th and tach was crazy!
pushed on north filled car up at next town and 8kpl , still not too bad, had a lot of winding roads with uphills to traverse so selected 3rd and it was definitly 3rd...once back on the open road sat on 100 kph for a while then 110kph then then the tach went right through the red into the clock!!! wasnt overevving though.
then a lurch and went into false neutral car slowed and I put in 3rd and it picked up, back into 4th, it was ok for a few minutes then sick again, engine oil light came on so I stopped.
checked oil it was half between add and full so ok.
Rang a trans place near home as I know the guy well.
He said though threyre bulletproof when theyre shot theyre shot!!!
after half hour and considering I was 15 kms from nearest town I pushed on after half hour rest stop.
up a very long hill, went neutral on me coupla times but I coaxed it over the hill on a wing and many prayers...then it was mostly downhill run into town.
Im not gonna try to get any further as its hundreds of miles.
Local truck co. locked it in thier yard for me, I asked anyone had a cheap car the old guy behind counter said take my Triton ute drive through town to local car sales yard and tell Peter that John sent you..
Peter had Subaru Forester that its 90 yr old driver had put in reverse by accident and backed through the front window of the local hardware store then handed her license in...$800 and he also lined up a car carrier to truck my benz home in next few weeks for $500...
So Im making best of the bad situation, $45 room in country pub about to eat Chinese.
Wonder what to put in the Benz?