I have been shopping for about 4 years now and finally got one. It's a
'82 300 5 cyl. Turbo Diesel. 241,000 orginal miles. The owners kept
accurate records of the car in the provided and additional MB Maint.
Booklets. Pretty Cool. It even has the original first aid kit in the
pack (empty though).
After looking and looking and getting burned on a ebay car last year I
ran into one at the right time with the right price. I am an OK
mechanic but this is my first diesel, I just cant wait to dive in and
soak up the info.
I am sure most if not all of these questions have been asked but I am
exstatic and hope you all can help.
1. Windows. The passenger front and rear (behind the driver) power
windows do not work. I want to get them back upto shape. What is the
best way to do so? (parts...etc.)
2. A/C. I looked under the the hood and down to the right appears to be
the AC Compressor. Now living in GA this is a must have. The dash does
not have (what I find normally in older cars) a snowflake or AC button
BUT it does have the rotating wheel (thermostat?) that goes from red
(locked position) down to the coldest (w/also a locked position). I am
definately new to this feature and hope that it truely is an AC unit.
3.The RPM gauge and Clock on the instrument panel are both not working.
Is this just a fuse/relay?
4. The Instrument panel, and the (panel) area that houses the power
window switches and dash panel LIGHTS are VERY VERY low. Again is this
a fuse/relay, bulb...?
5. I love and get excited about all of the little aesthetics to these
cars. Are or were there special features that are hard to find or that
most people have forgotten about like...
What was originally provided in the first aid kit?
What kind of radio was originally in the car?
Matching luggage for this late of a model?
Euro Standard Triangle Warning signs?
Were the inset of the MB logo on the magnesium wheel black (can these
Just the little nuances like those.
Thanks so much for all your help ahead of time. It is greatly
appreciated. Sorry for asking redundant questions, but I'm an excited