Just purchased a 1999 e300 td with 47k miles on it (yes 47k). Have a
few questions and would appreciate owner feed-back.
(1) Operating Temp (OT) on freeway seems to be around 80 degree
centigrade. This is lower than other MB diesels I have owned. Although
OT goes to around 90 oC when not driving at hwy speed. Is this is what
(2) Diesel milage seems to be improving significantly with auto
climate off (from 31-32 MPG to 35-36 MPG). Does the compressor suck-up
that much power?
(3) I like high tire pressure (TP) for firmer Vs mushy ride. MB
suggests that front TP to be around 27 PSI. I have bumped it up to
33-34 PSI and I seem to get much better (albeit bit bumpy) ride. Any
opinion out there on this?
(4) What's the reccomended oil for this engine? I know I have heard
varying opinion on this but am interested in general concensus. I
assume stay away from Mobil 1, and am inclined to go with Delvac
15-40W. Again, opinion please.
I will take any other advise to make sure I clock 300k+ miles as I
plan on driving this car for business and pleasure.