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Old 02-27-2003, 10:36 PM   #1
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300D horsepower

hey, i am buying a 1987 300d with the 6 cylinder turbo diesel engine. i would like to know how much horsepower this engine is rated at. I can't find it anywhere on the internet. any help would be appreciated. also, i hear that the diesel engines are warranteed for life, is this true??

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Old 03-03-2003, 07:40 PM   #2
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I really doubt that the engines are warranted for life but I would think that with regular maintenance the engine should last at least 300K or more. My '85 300DT has 212K and still runs strong. The transmission is another story. The transmission only lasted 108K before it had to be rebuilt.
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300D TURBO

The 124.133 300D TURBO was only imported one year:1987. After they were recalled to replace the trap oxidizer, the horsepower jumped to 148. It was the fastest diesel ever brought to the U.S. The car is sought out because of the tank-like feeling and comfortable cruising. Mileage is usually between 30-35mpg. The 603 engine was unique because unlike the earlier engines which were four and five cylinder, this was a six that was turbocharged. They are extremely reliable and MBUS feels that they won't require engine work for 400K miles! Most came with scary color combinations and most have been abused. At this age they require upper rear strut link upgrade, new Bilsteins, front sway bar bushings, and vacuum pump replacement. With fuel prices rising, this turbodiesel is in demand more than ever. It is the original ultra low maintenance car. P.
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