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Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by eightyone, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. eightyone

    eightyone 1/2 ton status

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    i just bought an 83 diesle 4 speed mercades. and its the slowest thing ive ever experienced. anyone know how to wake it up a bit?
     
  2. 86chevybanshee

    86chevybanshee 1/2 ton status

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    my buddy had an 83 240d with a 4 speed. that was by far the SLOWEST vehicle i have ever driven. i could beat it walking in a 1/4 mile.

    we couldnt figure out anyway to wake it up so i ran it over with my truck:D

    good luck with it
     
  3. eightyone

    eightyone 1/2 ton status

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    im about to run mine over too, i just wasted 700 bucks on it, and it blew up. piece of ****.
     
  4. 85scottsdale

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    My grandfather has I think a 78 300D automatic, I believe its a Inline 5 and makes 77 HP? its got lots of torque, but still SLOW.
     
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    Actually, there is a way to wake it up a bit. Diesel mercedes have adjustable fuel pressure regulators, and you can turn the fuel pressure up on them to gain some more power. It still wont be a rocket ship but 40 mpg is pretty good. My brothers will sit and do a power brake burnout all day (240d inline 4 with 251K)
    -Harrison
     
  6. 86chevybanshee

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    my buddies you could redline it and dump the clutch and it wouldnt even chirp the tires
     
  7. sweetk30

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    the good runing ones are good for about 55mph MAX or thay wont last long at all. and no major revs . thats all buddy.
     
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    Is it a turbo? A buddy of mine had a 78 240D with a 4spd that we used as a beater field car when we were little kids (12 yrs old) Ripping the exhaust off over a rock outcropping woke the thing right up. (tearing off the oil cooler lines didnt help though) If it is a turbo 300 I can find you a couple links that will make that car sing.
     

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