Back in July of 2002 I asked:
: Maybe I just haven't been paying attention, but I don't
: remember seeing this model before. I thought all 300Ds
: had 3-liter engines. Could this have been a gray market
: car, or maybe a 49-state model?
and was appropriately educated.
Well, now I own one. I found an example in great condition
and with exceptionally low mileage down in Los Angeles, flew
down and bought it, and drove it home to the Bay Area.
I love the car so far; it's a quantum leap beyond my W123s.
But this week I've noticed that when it's cold, the trans-
mission is reluctant to upshift from 3rd to 4th gear until
the car has been driven for about two miles, at which point
it upshifts spontaneously. (The first 1-2 upshift is a bit
sticky as well, but it does shift.)
I only started seeing this behavior a few days ago when the
temperature started dropping in the morning. I checked all
the vacuum lines first thing, and didn't find any that were
loose. The car shifts normally during the rest of the day.
Any ideas as to why this is happening?
This car has headlight wipers, and one of them "parks" too low;
it's angled downward with the rubber blade resting beneath one
of those glass nipples on the headlight lens. How can I adjust
its position back up to the horizontal?
'91 300D 2.5 58K
'82 300CD 162K
'85 300D (RIP)
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