I have a 1981 240TD with 120000 kms from new.
It is very noisy (engine) and always has been. It has excellent compression, new injectors. Any hints on how I can reduce the noise?
It is pretty sluggish (couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding actually) - any clues here?
Thanks for any...
I'm new to your site and am looking for some help with my MB100D Van!
It has the OM616 2.4d motor.
This van is a 1992
I have owned this van since 2007.
I bought the vehicle from a german builder whilst living in Lanzarote.
It was quite tatty when I bought it but in my time of ownership it...
Hey folks my 1984 240d tire set up is the w124 intra eightbhole 15x7? Wheels with 195/65/15 tires...tires have become old and hard...I have just replaced the front suspension. I am being advised to go back to 14 by some, other who say stick to current size and some who say issue if I go to...
I have a 240d from 1982. 120k kms from new. It is low on power and my garage tells me the compression is low on three cylinders. Seems odd since I had a test 4000kms ago and it was ok.
So, it could be, I guess, head gasket, valves or rings. First, am I right and second, what is the most likely...
My 240d engine has done 100k kms in 30 years. The engine seems to be pretty noisy to me. I have done the valve clearances but nothing else. Injectors? Can the injectors be cleaned or only changed? All the filters are done btw.
Also, there is a tinkling sound coming from the front of the engine -...
Hello all, me again.
My recently acquired 240D needs new tyres all round. What's the preferred choice between originality, performance (not that I'll going to be going very fast in a diesel W123 :) ) and cost?
Currently my tyres are so old, worn and mismatched that I haven't got a clue. I...
As I promised last week in my introduction thread, I'm a newbie with a lot of questions regarding my first MB - a 1983 W123 240D.
At present it has a Kenwood cassette HU and Kenwood speakers in the parcel shelf - and I know that's not right!
As I understand it, my car should have...
My name's Ray Fenwick, and I've just bought a 1983 W123 240D. I'm usually a Citroen nut (an XM, 2 CXs, and a BX) but I've always had a soft spot for old Mercs, especially a diesel, and when this one came up I couldn't resist.
I need to downsize the fleet as I'm planning to...
One of my glow plugs has died on my 240D, these are the old series wired glow plugs so when one goes they all go. I am having some trouble getting hold of a replacement quickly so i wondered if it would do any damage if I missed the dead one out when I put the wiring bars back.
Anyone know if...
Cant remember if I have done this but this is what I purchased about 2 months ago.
The guy I brought it from was a clever photographer but when I got there I fell for it. Needs bodywork looking at but nothing drastic.
Well as you can see from the title I want to know if I can lower this car?, if so its it difficult and where can I buy kits or parts.
The thing is I need to replace the rear springs and looking at it I kind of like the lower rear.
I have an '85 W123 that was formerly a 280 fitted with an auto box. The engine has been replaced with a rebuilt 240D, running very sweetly on vegetable oil. The auto box has just expired its 'best by' date, which is a perfect time to replace it with a 5 speed manual box, giving me a totally...