diesels (NAC)

Russ Maki rinard at execpc.com
Wed Aug 21 11:57:52 EDT 2002

> From: Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net>
> Subject: RE: diesels.
> Speak of the devil, but this afternoon I ended up behind one
> -gorgeous- purple-blue(never seen a MB in this color) 350- turbo
> badge only, but the black smoke was a dead giveaway it was a TD...or
> he was having major problems :-)

Mercedes' 3.5L turbo diesel engines are notorious for developing major
internal problems such as bent rods and out-of-round cylinder bores in less
than 100K miles. http://www.mbz.org/info/complaints/350D/

Somewhat ironic that S-class buyers laid down some large cash with the
intent of obtaining a car with an almost immortal engine in the tradition of
the old 4-and 5-cylinder Merc diesels. Instead they got an underbuilt POS.

Russ Maki
Ixonia, WI
'82 MB 300cd
'87 4000cs quattro

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