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Old June 17th, 2010, 13:18   #1
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Default TDIClub Secret Society of Benz Owners (SSBO)

This is an invitation to all members who are currently hiding in the shadows, too frightened by the VW fanaticism to show themselves publicly for who they really are - Mercedes Benz owners.

It may be true that the term "TDI" has never been used on a Mercedes Benz, and no Mercedes has ever been graced with small 1.9 or 2.0 liter turbocharged, direct injection diesel. Nevertheless, among the A3s, A4s, B4, B5.5 are the w201, w123, w124, w126 filled with not the ALH, AHU, 1Z but with the brilliant 602.962, 603.960, 602.911 and the venerable 617.912. These are only a few of the gems hidden among our sea of VW TDIs.

So I say fear not! Show your dual-brand ownership with pride! Post a picture! And stand up for what you believe in and join the TDIClub Secrete Society of Benz Owners.

I would like to formally induct the following members:
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2) btcost - 1987 w124
3) cevans (inducting himself) - 1989 w201 602.911
4) Honeydew - 1997 w123 616.912
5) compu85 - 1992 w126 (right?) (omitting engine code out of respect for the owner)
6) manual_tranny - 1975 w124

And as proof of membership I submit the following on behalf of btcost, IndigoBlueWagon and cevans (left to right):

(beautiful rear ends, eh?)

The SSBO is currently accepting applications...
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Old June 17th, 2010, 13:24   #2
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3) cevans (inducting himself) - 1989 w201

Nice! Congrats! Is it auto?
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Old June 17th, 2010, 13:34   #3
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Automatic - which I am sad about, I would love to find a 5 spd version with a taller top gear. However, the car sits in traffic all day long, so it works out. It shifts pretty well, vacuum system is healthy...
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Old June 17th, 2010, 13:36   #4
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i know of a real nice 1997 e300 for around 6500 with only 93k miles on it if anyone is interested
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Old June 17th, 2010, 13:39   #5
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Automatic - which I am sad about, I would love to find a 5 spd version with a taller top gear. However, the car sits in traffic all day long, so it works out. It shifts pretty well, vacuum system is healthy...
Well, you don't have to worry about the tranny going south assume you do really basic maintenance. How is the body? Rust?
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Old June 17th, 2010, 14:00   #6
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And lets not forget the wonderous 616.912!

This 240D is a joy to drive and I use it for all my local driving. Four speed manual, crank windows, no sunroof, working A/C, working original radio, fits 26er bike in the trunk with only front wheel removed.

It is the only car I have ever owned which has been used a model for a commissioned work of art.

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Old June 17th, 2010, 14:20   #7
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Is that your secret clubhouse where you meet, there on the left??? If it's secret, should you be telling us in general, and me in particular, about it???



Aren't / weren't at least the older versions of those things taxi's in Europe -- the technological equivalent of the Chevy Caprice (ducking right now).




OK, just kidding . . .
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Old June 17th, 2010, 15:12   #8
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Aren't / weren't at least the older versions of those things taxi's in Europe -- the technological equivalent of the Chevy Caprice (ducking right now).




OK, just kidding . . .
My 240D was designed with taxi duty in mind and sold in the U.S. during malaise era national 55 mph speed limits. Not the best for modern highway duty, sounds like a TDI in 3rd gear.

This car is very satisfying to work on due to the design engineering focus on maintainability and longevity, very unlike anything GM would consider. End use might be similar but technologically they are worlds apart.
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1975 240d. Baby Blue. I'm going to do a body/interior restoration one of these days... =)
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Honeydew--that's a beauty! Is that the one with the two-level A/C? "COL" and "DER"??
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Mine's the one that's German Taxi color in the photo. And it's used for much of my local driving, too, although it'll happily and quietly sit at 75 MPH on the highway. And I've averaged 32.5 MPG since purchase according to Fuelly. A5 Common Rail TDI territory, me thinks.

I think of mine as my B4 replacement. Rear leg room, comfy, good for driving the kids and parents around.
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I need to get a driveway shot at my new place, but this bad boy is currently living in the garage pending some trans work.





It's my 1991 350SDL, which got a factory replacement motor 55,000 miles ago in 2001.

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Honeydew--that's a beauty! Is that the one with the two-level A/C? "COL" and "DER"??
Thanks, yeah that's it, and it also features "OFF" to give that extra burst of power for climbing bridges or passing bicyclists.
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I like the rear fog action. They didn't see fit to have that installed on my w201.

Honeydew, thats a 240d STICK? FANTASTIC! I've got an extra wheel for it if you are ever...in Mass?

Rust? Not on this w201 (okay, there is a spot below the tail light...) Massachusetts winters won't hurt, right?

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Old June 17th, 2010, 23:05   #15
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Mine wasn't included from the factory either. I removed the whole interior to run the wiring along the proper wiring conduit I did clean the carpet while it was out...

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