I'd like to take a gander at the following service bulletins for my
'77 300D- anyone have a [free] copy or know where I could get one?
TSB Number Issue Date TSB Title
ATRATB273 JAN 95 A/T - No or Late Shifts
DD07.1-82101 OCT 82 Difficult Starting at Operating
DD07.1-82102 OCT 82 Poor Engine Performance, Excessive Smoke
DD01-82042 APR 82 External Oil Leaks
The last 3 you list are not TSB's.
They are from the red fische section of the old micro-fiche system.
DD is Diagnostic Directory.
07.1 is diesel fuel section
01 is engine assembly.
For the numbers after the group number: 82 is the year, xxx is the fix #.
I have never seen these published in paper form.
Not sure what the 'ATRATB273 ', I have never seen anything like it from MB......
and I have been at the dealership for 26 years.
OK, when the micro-fiche system was in use..... before the WIS system came
out..... it was only
updated maybe once a year. It was very expensive to do a nation-wide reprint and
[WIS is updated maybe every month on a CD or DVD but WIS is only for later
models, 202 and up]
MB came out each month with a 'red' fiche, red because of the band across the
top. (Each regular
fiche group was a different color). The red fiche was called the DD for
Diagnostic Directory. Fixes
were on the DD for all groups.
Without digging out a fiche reader and the old DD fiche and looking up the ones
you listed, I can
only tell you when they were dated by the number you listed. By looking up the
exact DD number you
listed, I can tell you the application by year or vin range or trans number
range. But I canot do
that here at home.
A lot of info came out weekly, in between printings of the DD fiche. They came
on paper. Because
they were not TSB's or Service Information bulletins, they did not go thru the
legal dept of MBUSA.
They were never supposed to be publized. But someone thought they were doing the
general public a
favor and put them up on the web. Wrong..... by doing that, we as MB techs LOST
a valueable resource
of the latest up-to-date info. MB instantly stopped putting them out. They are
differently. They go by date i.e 02/96, then group. The number after the date,
e.g. -3, means it was
the 3rd item on that date it was printed. Here is one of the websites and
hopefully you will not
get more confused: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/allex26/allex//Bin/info1.html
change info 1 to 2........
Alldata is doing you an inconvience by feeding you a tidbit of info that is
probably wrong or
Hopefully this does not confuse you further:)
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