My 82 240D 220k miles automatic trans which has been my daily driver
for the past 2 years is stuck in reverse. After consulting a mechanic,
transmission shop and looking at pricing and considering the condition
the car is in i've decided against repairing it. The enginge has good
compression, new water pump , new thermostat, new ac compressor, 1 year
old glowplug relay. The cars body is in bad shape, but definately
The car's title shows that the odometer had stopped working at some
point during ownership of one of the past 2 owners (I am the 3rd
owner). It is the belief of the mercedes mechanic i go to and myself
that the cars mileage is off by a maximum of 15k miles.
The car drives perfectly fine in reverse and untill about a month ago
took me wherever i wanted. I have driven this car to Atlanta twice in
the past 6 months (700 miles round trip) without a hitch.
I bought the car when i was 16 with $800. It will start in normal cold
weather with 2 turns of the glowplugs (20 -30) below that may require
multiple turns. I let the car run about 30 mins once a week in order to
keep it in healthy condition.
Any questions/parts requests just reply to this message or drop me an
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.