Author Topic: Introduction to my 80 300SD  (Read 142 times)

SuitGuy

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Introduction to my 80 300SD
« on: 20 June 2021, 01:24 PM »
Hi all! I'm new to owning an MB, as well as new to the forum. I'd love to introduce everyone to my 1980 300SD.

Current Malfunctions and Errors:

Jumpy/Non-functioning Tach
Cabin Leaking Water
Heat Anytime, All the time
Questionable Bodywork (Looking at you, rear quarters & rocker panels)
Shocks
No Air via Center Vents
"Manual" Glowplugs
Finicky Cruise Control
Leaking Window Seals
DF Window Regulator
A/C Modernization
Belts & Rubber

Resolved Issues:

Motor Mounts
Trunk Seal, kind of
Power Antenna Mast
Lower Oil Cooler Line Replaced

The car is pretty innocuous, but it does not have a sunroof. I don't know how common this is, but one less place to leak doesn't bother me!

Pictures Coming Soon!
« Last Edit: 20 June 2021, 02:51 PM by SuitGuy »
Beige 1980 300SD

daantjie

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Re: Introduction to my 80 300SD
« Reply #1 on: 20 June 2021, 03:47 PM »
Welcome  8)
No sunroof is a big plus in my book ;)
Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

raueda1

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Re: Introduction to my 80 300SD
« Reply #2 on: 20 June 2021, 05:49 PM »
Welcome to the asylum!  Congrats on your fine, new ride.  Sounds like you've got a few projects on tap to keep you entertained.  And FWIW I agree with Daniel, sunroofs are over-rated.  I too am glad I don't have one.  Anyway, I'm sure you'll find this forum a great resource, as we all have.  Post some pix of the new car when you can!  Cheers,
-Dave
Now:  '76 6.9 Euro
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0

SuitGuy

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Re: Introduction to my 80 300SD
« Reply #3 on: 22 June 2021, 04:50 PM »
The pictures, as promised:


Apologies for the heavy equipment in the background. Rural PA has its perks and downsides.
Beige 1980 300SD