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New member - W123 300D - Perth

Post by Perth560SEL » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:44 am

Greetings

A Perth member with a new (old) 1984 W123 300D recently purchased from Canberra and driven home 2 weeks ago. Have owned a few MBs over the years though with age have moved to enjoy and more appreciate the clatter and feel of the diesel as it effortlessly soaks up distances.

The journey home was 3,640 km .... drank diesel at 9.64 litres/100km and consumed 1 litre of oil ....whilst sitting mainly on 110km/hr with cruise control. Left Canberra late pm on a Tuesday and cruised into Perth early evening Friday. A zen like few days, passed the farmers hay convoy of trucks from WA to the eastern states and surprised at the general quality of the roads - last time I crossed the Nullarbor was 1982.

Will be at coffee & car this w/end at UWA and thumbs up to John G at MBSpares for the car.

regards
Patrick
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1992 W201 190E 2.3
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Re: New member - W123 300D - Perth

Post by Dean 560 SEC » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 6:20 pm

Hi Patrick,

Kim and I will both be there on Sunday with our SEC's - come and say hello if you get a chance.

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Re: New member - W123 300D - Perth

Post by merc-304 » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:44 pm

Are those litres per hour of diesel a bit high ?
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Re: New member - W123 300D - Perth

Post by Perth560SEL » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 8:06 pm

Thanks Kim - will do

Consumption was 9.6 litres per 100km or 29.8 mpg ...

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Patrick
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Re: New member - W123 300D - Perth

Post by T-Modell » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:14 pm

merc-304 wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:44 pm
Are those litres per hour of diesel a bit high ?
It's a W123 Diesel close to vmax ... :laughing6: :laughing6:

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Re: New member - W123 300D - Perth

Post by Tony From West Oz » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 11:26 pm

T-Modell wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:14 pm
merc-304 wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:44 pm
Are those litres per hour of diesel a bit high ?
It's a W123 Diesel close to vmax ... :laughing6: :laughing6:

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Vmax = Max Velocity?
If that is what you think, I can assure you that a '84 300D is quite capable of speeds over 160km/h, although the fuel economy is not good at that speed.
Sits on the road well at that speed too.
Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

'83 W123 300D 325000km (Wife's car Josephine - sold).
'84 W123 300D replaced good OM617 912 with OM617 952 and enjoyed having good acceleration for the first time since first driving a 300D in 2002 - became engine and trans donor for 300CD Turbodiesel conversion. Now parted out.
'86 W124 300D sold (Wife's old car - sold )
'85 W123 300CD, 275 000km (Fatmobile) rebuilt turbodiesel from previous Fatmobile transplanted into 280CE (SOLD)
'99 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car - Sold)
'98 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car - Sold)
'06 Ssanyong Musso Crew Cab 2WD Ute (OM662 diesel and Auto Transmission)

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Re: New member - W123 300D - Perth

Post by T-Modell » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 11:47 pm

Tony From West Oz wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 11:26 pm
T-Modell wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:14 pm
merc-304 wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:44 pm
Are those litres per hour of diesel a bit high ?
It's a W123 Diesel close to vmax ... :laughing6: :laughing6:

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Thomas
Vmax = Max Velocity?
If that is what you think, I can assure you that a '84 300D is quite capable of speeds over 160km/h, although the fuel economy is not good at that speed.
Sits on the road well at that speed too.
Yes Tony,

downhill, wind from behind :laughing6: ... the W123 300D limousine had a vmax of 155 (automatic 148) ... so in German the W123 Diesels are called "Wanderduene" (shifting sand dune) ... and always remember the motto of the Diesel-Drivers in those times: Rather risk an accident than loosing the momentum :occasion5:

Just kidding, regards
Thomas
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1967 W111 250SE Cabriolet, horizon blue
1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18/19
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2008 S211 E63T, calcit white, sleeper

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Re: New member - W123 300D - Perth

Post by Tony From West Oz » Fri 07 Sep, 2018 8:20 pm

T-Modell wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 11:47 pm
Tony From West Oz wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 11:26 pm
T-Modell wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:14 pm


It's a W123 Diesel close to vmax ... :laughing6: :laughing6:

Duck and cover
Thomas
Vmax = Max Velocity?
If that is what you think, I can assure you that a '84 300D is quite capable of speeds over 160km/h, although the fuel economy is not good at that speed.
Sits on the road well at that speed too.
Yes Tony,

downhill, wind from behind :laughing6: ... the W123 300D limousine had a vmax of 155 (automatic 148) ... so in German the W123 Diesels are called "Wanderduene" (shifting sand dune) ... and always remember the motto of the Diesel-Drivers in those times: Rather risk an accident than loosing the momentum :occasion5:

Just kidding, regards
Thomas
OK Thomas you caught me out there, I was going downhill with a tailwind LOL.
Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

'83 W123 300D 325000km (Wife's car Josephine - sold).
'84 W123 300D replaced good OM617 912 with OM617 952 and enjoyed having good acceleration for the first time since first driving a 300D in 2002 - became engine and trans donor for 300CD Turbodiesel conversion. Now parted out.
'86 W124 300D sold (Wife's old car - sold )
'85 W123 300CD, 275 000km (Fatmobile) rebuilt turbodiesel from previous Fatmobile transplanted into 280CE (SOLD)
'99 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car - Sold)
'98 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car - Sold)
'06 Ssanyong Musso Crew Cab 2WD Ute (OM662 diesel and Auto Transmission)

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