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Why is This Mercedes 300D So Slow Part 1? Don't Neglect to Check Simple Things First

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This 1980 non-turbo 300D was driving like it had an anchor dragging along behind it. Sluggish acceleration and poor top end. How many seconds to go from 0 to 50 mph? You will get to see it live. A major problem was found very quickly. You won't believe your eyes!
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Jonas Hansson (7 дней назад)
That engine sound always makes me smile :) i miss my w124 250d
StefanD67 (7 дней назад)
Thank you for taking the time to post this Kent. Looking forward to part 2
coolakiIlen007 (8 дней назад)
I've had 4 w123's 3 sedans and 1 estate, currently driving s124's but I miss the old diesels..
Howard Mora (9 дней назад)
I've never seen an air filter that gummed up!!!
twilson4159 (10 дней назад)
This is good advice. Start with the basic things first. As simple as installing a new air filter made a difference with acceleration.
Hugh-John Fleming (10 дней назад)
My Dad bought a new '89 SD and drove it for 20 years before giving it up and it was still in great shape. Had he told me he was selling it it would be in my barn. There are few vehicles better suited for long journeys ever manufactured. Getting him to do those simple things, change a filter or two, was like putting down a favorite horse. He was wasting so much money on the easiest stuff.
Levent Maçkalı (11 дней назад)
Kill that air filter with fire!
Adam N (12 дней назад)
Love the interiors of these old Mercs. BMW kicked ass in the 90s but I feel Merc made nicer places to sit in the 70s and 80s.
djpitr (12 дней назад)
good video , bud was it so dirty because the blow by oil separator was full ,or dirty, how else would so much oil got all up there ?
alperrrrrrrrr (13 дней назад)
You are the king no doupt
LIVING IN ALASKA TySang907 (13 дней назад)
My 85 Merc 300DT (turbo) I got 0-60mph in 14sec (slight down hill slope) is that normal? She has 160k, starts and runs great... I think..
Somebody’s body (13 дней назад)
In Europe absolute base taxi model was 200 diesel, but most of them were 220 diesels. 240 diesels were “hot rods” and power steering was extra cost option. So hardly any of them had it. Rarest luxury was 300 diesels.
3DPeter (13 дней назад)
12 seconds to get to 50mph. My old sprinter van is way faster that.
Tardeli costantini (14 дней назад)
You got a sub from me.Great videos from an experienced bloke.
Athula D (14 дней назад)
And how about an ATF change?
Crabby Hayes (14 дней назад)
Even brand new, my 1983 300D Turbo was pretty pokey - especially from a dead stop. It did really move once it got above 40 - especially when it was really hot outside.
Shomy (8 дней назад)
We had 300D and 280 petrol automatic... the petrol one is twice as fast :D
Antonio Fernández (15 дней назад)
Nice car .
S Eriksson (15 дней назад)
It was a good movie with tips. An oil change would not hurt after the air filter retirement.
Parknest (15 дней назад)
The previous owner obviously skimped on basic maintenance. I can't believe how dirty that air cleaner was. I prefer to use genuine parts myself but not all aftermarket stuff is bad especially the parts made by OEM suppliers which are the same as genuine parts in all but name. Already, you have positive proof that basic servicing and getting things working 100% can restore those lost horses. Does your diesel purge do the same job as a decent fuel additive in the tank? I saw it in one of your other videos when you were trying cure a smoke problem.
Austinboeboston (15 дней назад)
Kent, I’ve never seen a e320cdi in your collection. Do have an opinion about them?? Mine has 310k miles on it and runs strong as ever and is super fast in my book.
Austinboeboston (14 дней назад)
Antonio Fernández I think so, I’m just blown away by how unpopular they are. 38mpgs and all the power of a V8, what’s not to love?!?
Antonio Fernández (15 дней назад)
Austinboeboston , very good car .
CreRay (15 дней назад)
With the air filter that dirty, you should also see some smoke at full load, right? Especially with the non-turbo, as the pump is not boost-controlled.
Radman SA (15 дней назад)
That is a cool Merc, wish I had one. Thanks Kent I learn a lot from your videos!
Mr Charles (15 дней назад)
Thanks for posting this I will watch all parts you post. I have a 240 D and a 300 TD Wagon that have been sitting a few years without running. So this Spring I plan on getting them going again. The wagon the seat springs need to be redone. Leather is good. Not sure if you have a video on that type of repair? Also I bookmarked your website.
Mülly 1960 (15 дней назад)
These older low-HP mercedes have a nickname here in germany: wanderdüne. Wich means translated wandering sand dune.
DirtyPerry357 (15 дней назад)
When I put in a new Fuel Tank Strainer in my 300 Turbodiesel it was a huge improvement. I highly recommend changing it.
Henry Ostman (15 дней назад)
MD programmed their auto tranny to start in second gear UNLESS you floored it at takeoff. I had both the non turbo 300D and later the turbo SD300 and both did it this way, the first car clearly lacked power and need a deep gear to get going, it was there but you didn't get it unless you used the kickdown. the SD had power but LOTS of turbo lag and using the lower gear would get this going sooner as well as helping the engine out while it was waiting for turbo power to develop. It you floored either car you could lay down a smoke cloud that would make a garbage truck proud.
Daniel Inman (15 дней назад)
Kent, have you ever figured out a way to somewhat repair the peeling dash around the key area? Mine is way worse than this one. Just wondering if there is a way to cover it up
lebeau currie (15 дней назад)
I got a 420sel automatic An the engine shaking I already changed spark plugs And checked motor mounts Any ideas?
Somebody’s body (13 дней назад)
Are Plug wires and distributor cap ok? Not shorting out. Injectors, fuel filter. Motor mounts, Pressure test.
Christopher Baker (15 дней назад)
start your engine up and then rev it up a lot. if your engine torques a lot then it is the engine mounts.
Philip Cooper (15 дней назад)
Fuel injectors, air leak in the intake, the transmision needing servicing...
Ali Abdallah (15 дней назад)
lebeau currie fuel?

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