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I have looked at two 300sd, both supposedly low mileage approx 120,000. One problem I have seen on both are that the drivers side door handle (door latch release)is a floppy and loose. Is this a common problem? What kind of fix, easy or hard?
One more question. For some reason, probably something I read in a forum, I am only looking at 81 - 83 300sd's. I believe because I was told that the cars were no longer hand built after 1983. Is this right? Or is it reasonable to say that all 5 cylinder 300 sd's are equal.
thanks...phal
 

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no big deal

The handle hinge is cast out of soft metal, it works loose after awhile, simply take it apart and tighten the pin with a pair of pliers. It probably means the owners were opening the door with just the latch instead of pushing the door open.

Why are you looking at the difference between handbuilt and machine anyway?
 

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I was told by someone that the handbuilt cars ended in 1983. From what I have heard on other forums, it actually ended in the sixties.
I am just trying to figure out which was the best model 300SD between 81 and 85.
Thanks for the reply.
phal
 
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