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Old 9th June 2019, 08:01 PM
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So much want for the SAAB, and it's so close to me. Now how to make it a legit instant write off?
My Mum bought her first SAAB in 1983, a 5 door 900 GL. I've always liked them. She had 3 or 4 of them until we finally convinced her a Benz was a better choice. Every one of them blew a head gasket at some point, they never overheated or misbehave but one day at a service or oil check the tell tales would be there.
The pick of the bunch was a 1991 3 door 900 EMS 16V. That car handled so so well.
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Old 9th June 2019, 08:10 PM
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I have recently expressed an interest in having a W123 300D this is the actual car . Having seen it on the hoist it has zero rust https://www.mbspares.com.au/Cars/300...condition.aspx
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That is an amazing car mate.

What is stopping you with this if it is available?
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Lack of funds at present.
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Pity the W123 300D Turbo was never sold in Australia.
It was sold in the U.S. however.

I have heard of a 300D modded with a turbocharger.
What I do not know, is if lower compression pistons are desirable with a diesel engine, if a turbo is installed.

Do the American 300D, and the American 300D Turbo have different compression ratios?
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Pity the W123 300D Turbo was never sold in Australia.
It was sold in the U.S. however.

I have heard of a 300D modded with a turbocharger.
What I do not know, is if lower compression pistons are desirable with a diesel engine, if a turbo is installed.

Do the American 300D, and the American 300D Turbo have different compression ratios?
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Old 10th June 2019, 12:00 PM
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Pity the W123 300D Turbo was never sold in Australia.
It was sold in the U.S. however.

I have heard of a 300D modded with a turbocharger.
What I do not know, is if lower compression pistons are desirable with a diesel engine, if a turbo is installed.

Do the American 300D, and the American 300D Turbo have different compression ratios?
Yes they do. The turbo motors are lower compression. And other mods, I think oilers in the rods and other misc stuff like different injectors.

Better to import a USA 300D with a rusty body and swap the running gear to a RHD chassis with bad motor.
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Hi Geoff, I very much like the exterior colour, and certainly the interior is most attractive to the eye - a nice, rich caramel, and in beautiful condition. Mileage - so so. Would I buy it ? No, not at that price, its condition not withstanding. Just think what other Benzes are available in that price range, and what other examples of a more desirable commodity can be sourced very easily. Witness Patrick's 430 S-Class as an example !

Think logically with a cold heart and your head. But, it is up to you. Regards Styria
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Actually Styria I am currently contemplating jumping back into property market by buying a house so . Really buying any new cars is low on essential list at present
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Nice little 125
Some rust repairs, but a good price.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/12203...utm_source=sms





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Nice little 125
Some rust repairs, but a good price.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/12203...utm_source=sms

Wow, that brings memories back!
My 2nd car was a 1970 Fiat 125s
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Good memories I hope Michel?
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I don't think there were many LWB W126's with a 5 speed manual made:
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...s-benz-300sel/


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She is not a bad looking car Bryce (except the headlights).
Pulling good dollars.
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A couple of nice W126 for a quick fiver
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/12205...utm_source=sms



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This one is almost twice as dear, with a few T&C, and unfinished work.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/12198...utm_source=sms

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