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Old 01-04-2019, 08:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I've not been on here for quite some time (since I sold my Skoda Octavia, 2015 I think?), But thought I'd reaquaint myself with this fine forum after my latest purchase..

It's a 1991 Mercedes s124 e300td. Powered by a normally aspirated OM603 6C 12v diesel with fully mechanical fuel pump.

In this model's case, the T stands for touring (station wagon/estate) rather than turbo as the UK never got turbo diesel w/s124 in standard form.

113bhp and a 4speed auto, coupled to 1600kg (3500lbs) of car means performance I 'leisurely'

It currently has about 316k miles on it, and was bought for $360. It's MOT'D until July 2019.

It currently has no modifications, and will happily run on SVO / WVO at very high percentages. Currently it is running 85% SVO and 15% diesel. It starts ok even in -3 degrees.

She needs a service (parts on order) and the autobox could do with a flush, but she starts goes and stops so I can't complain.

I'm currently getting set up to process WVO which should make the 23mpg thirst a bit more wallet friendly.


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Old 01-05-2019, 03:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Those are nearly indestructible.
I hope so! Chain driven engines with all mechanical injection, a world away from the " black death" of modern Merc diesels
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I hope so! Chain driven engines with all mechanical injection, a world away from the " black death" of modern Merc diesels
I must confess I'd much rather rely on a gear-driven engine. Replacing their duplex chain is a PITA...
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It currently has about 316k miles on it, and was bought for $360. It's MOT'D until July 2019.
Is that in USD or is there an exchange rate?

My 1979 VW diesel has 48hp and weighs a little over a ton. It can find grade differences on what looks like level ground. .....but it does have a five-speed manual.
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Babette - '01 Renault Clio 172 Exclusive
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Is that in USD or is there an exchange rate?

My 1979 VW diesel has 48hp and weighs a little over a ton. It can find grade differences on what looks like level ground. .....but it does have a five-speed manual.
That was 280 GBP converted to USD (roughly)

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Nice wheels. Are you driving it yet?
Driving it? Nearly 1200 miles in, exhaust sorted (patched), thermostat sorted and the stop valve has fixed itself

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