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Passed inspection today and registered with the DMV. My '87 300 TD is on the road at long last. Just a few mods: Drilled & Slotted front rotors with ceramic pads, 7 by 15 8 hole rims with 215/60-15's.

Drives nice but needs sway bars, too much body roll.

Looked for this car for 7 months, via several on line car searchs. Had a couple inspected and they were not up to snuff. This car showed up in the local paper and was just 10 miles away. Only 182, xxx miles, silver with blue interior for only $2,200. Put another $3,000 into it: Tires, rims off of my totaled 190 2.5 turbo, Drivers seat belt, Rear window wiper motor and pump, Headlight wiper motor, Power steering pump and belt, Drilled & Slotted rotors and ceramic pads, and a full service (all fluids & filters).

Looking forward to many years of dieseling.

Tom

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96 sl500
87 300td
87 190d 2.5 turbo (totaled by being rear ended and for sale)

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79 240d
71 300sel 6.3
69 220d
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Nice you got it for a good price. I was looking for a 1987 diesel too but for a nice model(dealer said in perfect condition but we all know what a perfect condition for a Benz means) it was asking $6000 and on top of that the a/c was loosing freon from...under the dashboard.He was trying to tel me that is a $150 job because is just a simple hose...[:d]
Just a little comment for your car. I was using ceramic pads and they have warped my disks in 2000 miles. Now I have jurid pads(made in germany) for around 35k with very smooth braking .
 

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Congratulations Tom, I'm sure you'll be a perfectly happy motorist for thousands of miles to come.
I agree on the Jurid brand pads. I've tried them before and they'd worn well without causing warping or squealing problems throught their life. Speaking of sway bars, I'm hunting for some Sportline suspension parts, but I just can't find any over here. Way too much body roll.
A simple hose? Is that guy a part-time comedian or what? [:D]
 
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