[Vwdiesel] Mercedes diesels.
vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Fri Jan 12 15:56:11 EST 2007
I think we choose the VW diesel over the benz because the benz only
gets around 33mpg in the old 300 series benz diesels. Parts are rather
pricey, but long lived from what I gather on the benz diesel forums.
On Jan 12, 2007, at 4:45 AM, William J Toensing wrote:
> Would I be better off modifying a Mercedes 300D or SD to run on waste
> vegetable oil than a VW? If you get the waste "French Fry" oil for
> free, MPG should not be an issue. However, a lot of these Mercedes
> diesels have from 150,000 miles to 350,000 miles or more on them.
> Therefore suspension components, steering, door locks, electric
> windows, cruise, A/C could be wearing out, I would guess. How
> expensive are these parts compared to VW parts? I would suspect
> higher. I have never owned a Mercedes so I do not have experience with
> one. However, from other sources I have read, the 1979 to 1985
> Mercedes 300D/SD seems to be the most popular car to run on waste
> vegetable oil, & there seem to be more WVO conversion kits available
> for these Mercedes diesels. I suspect a number of you have had
> experience with these Mercedes diesels & have chosen VWs over the
> Mercedes. Encourage or discourage me from buying a M Benz diesel.
> Should I modify my '81 Dasher diesel wagon for WVO or keep it stock &
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