Australian for geek (xandah) wrote in thequestionclub,
Australian for geek

Soon to be rollin' in my benz-o

Does anyone know about 1983-1985 Mercedes Benz 300D/SD cars

I'm about to buy one and I'd like to know what to look for when I'm checking them out. At about how many miles do the major drivetrain componets go out. What are telltale signs it's going to need major relairs? Are there any parts that I should take a good hard look at, or are there any tests I should get a mehcanic to do? Does anyone know of a web page where all this info is laid out?

Also, I've seen conflicting reports on the transmissions in these cars, some say three speed, some say four, Anyone know if they went to four speeds in '85, and if so, which transmission has proven itself more reliable?
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