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Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
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Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
Hey guys I've owned this for the better part of 8 months, but I haven't bothered to make a thread for it here yet. There is a 5 page build thread on stanceworks about it. Anyway 1981 300TD turbo wagon, classic white on palomino leather with 3rd row seat. It had 196k miles on it when I purchased it, and it's currently at 208k.

Mods so far not in order:
Bilstein HD shocks
Cut front springs
Leveled rear end using SLS valve adjustment
Straight pipe
OEM mudflaps
Bosch high spec euro lights french style
Over boost relays disconnected
3/2 valves disconnected and removed
EGR blocked
ALDA tweaked
CA8038 Filter
Manual boost control
Rebuilt auto transmission
Alpine headunit
Apline speakers
Infinity sub in spare tire well
Thule E39 bmw crossbars bolted to stock rails

Mods to come:
Dieselmeken M-pump
Holset Hy35
FMIC
Mechanical fan delete
Welded diff
Hydraulic E brake
First gen W126 brake upgrade
Vanagon LED third brake light
4 way air ride suspension
Rear end paint work
Euro bumpers

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My previous endeavors most recent first.

2001 E39
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1984 300D
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
thumbs up!

on the 300D, are those the CLK rims we traded a couple years ago? if so, holy crap you made them look incredible.

where did you get the OEM mudflaps? looking for a set for my 240
1974 240D 617 turbo swap, W201 5-speed, in the works project
1983 240D 616 stock, DD
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
(10-22-2013, 12:15 PM)JB3 Wrote: thumbs up!

on the 300D, are those the CLK rims we traded a couple years ago? if so, holy crap you made them look incredible.

where did you get the OEM mudflaps? looking for a set for my 240

Yes sir those were the ones! I just ended up with another set on Saturday. They'll be going on the wagon. Smile

The PO of my car was a wealthy Benz enthusiast so he bought the flaps and headlamps before I got the car. It also came with some OEM Benz all weather floor mats.
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
Do I see a Porsche?

Love those rims!
'82 300D -3" straight pipe, ALDA deleted, 3in1 glowshift gauge, HX30, egr-less manifold, A/W intercooler Big Grin
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
What size are the CLK rims?
-1982 300D Turbo, 280k miles, ALDA apparently maxxed, fram 8038, 12 lbs boost, non-egr manifolds, W/M injection, 4 brake light mod, Gen II w126 front rotors/calipers, 4-speed swap
In the works: A/W IC, adjust pump, turbo rebuild (w/60 trim comp wheel)
-1980 300SD, 110k, project car. Goal is to get it lookin' like it did on the showroom floor (body and interior wise, not necessarily under the hood )
-1974 240D, FRESH PAINT!!!!!!
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(10-22-2013, 02:11 PM)MFSuper90 Wrote: Do I see a Porsche?

Love those rims!

Yes sir, 2004 X50 package twin turbo with a evoms tune, and techart exhaust system. 500+ hp with navigation and a sunroof lol.
(10-22-2013, 02:22 PM)sassparilla_kid Wrote: What size are the CLK rims?
16x7 ET37
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
WOW I love your wagon..... Do mine next!

Which brings me to a dilemma... Alter my 85 or keep it original... It's a true 85 Euro TDT Everything in the car is in German lol.
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By the way the engine is currently all kinds of fucked up. Took a giant crap on my dad while he was driving it to the airport. Currently is severely lacking power, and has a smoking problem. Might be time to start searching for a OM603... Undecided

(10-26-2013, 06:27 AM)NGARover Wrote: WOW I love your wagon..... Do mine next!

Which brings me to a dilemma... Alter my 85 or keep it original... It's a true 85 Euro TDT Everything in the car is in German lol.

Hahahaha thanks.

I say mod it, I like doing mods that are easily reversible, especially on cars that I plan on selling later on. So far my urge to sell my wagon is low.
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
I hear you. I love my wagon and I drive it everyday. I've put almost 20k on it since I bought it. I bought it the day after selling my 82 wagon (the black one) and then having seller remorse. Once I'm driving the 87 the 85 will be getting all the love, going to strip it and redo it.

(10-27-2013, 02:15 AM)mike-81-240d Wrote: By the way the engine is currently all kinds of fucked up. Took a giant crap on my dad while he was driving it to the airport. Currently is severely lacking power, and has a smoking problem. Might be time to start searching for a OM603... Undecided

(10-26-2013, 06:27 AM)NGARover Wrote: WOW I love your wagon..... Do mine next!

Which brings me to a dilemma... Alter my 85 or keep it original... It's a true 85 Euro TDT Everything in the car is in German lol.

Hahahaha thanks.

I say mod it, I like doing mods that are easily reversible, especially on cars that I plan on selling later on. So far my urge to sell my wagon is low.
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
Dude just get a kkk k26, they're all over eBay
-1982 300D Turbo, 280k miles, ALDA apparently maxxed, fram 8038, 12 lbs boost, non-egr manifolds, W/M injection, 4 brake light mod, Gen II w126 front rotors/calipers, 4-speed swap
In the works: A/W IC, adjust pump, turbo rebuild (w/60 trim comp wheel)
-1980 300SD, 110k, project car. Goal is to get it lookin' like it did on the showroom floor (body and interior wise, not necessarily under the hood )
-1974 240D, FRESH PAINT!!!!!!
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(10-27-2013, 02:15 AM)mike-81-240d Wrote: By the way the engine is currently all kinds of fucked up. Took a giant crap on my dad while he was driving it to the airport. Currently is severely lacking power, and has a smoking problem. Might be time to start searching for a OM603... Undecided

check out the ALDA line and over boost solenoid if they crap out it kills the power and makes them smoke and preform like a 240
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
Go from driving a 500hp Porsche to a w123.... That'd be one hell of a change! Lol Big Grin
'82 300D -3" straight pipe, ALDA deleted, 3in1 glowshift gauge, HX30, egr-less manifold, A/W intercooler Big Grin
'14 Ram 6.7l cummins -G56 handshaker, wishing it was deleted         
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(10-27-2013, 10:15 PM)sassparilla_kid Wrote: Dude just get a kkk k26, they're all over eBay
Thinking about it, that or just say fuck it and snag a hy35 off ebay or 4btswaps.
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(10-27-2013, 02:15 AM)mike-81-240d Wrote: By the way the engine is currently all kinds of fucked up. Took a giant crap on my dad while he was driving it to the airport. Currently is severely lacking power, and has a smoking problem. Might be time to start searching for a OM603... Undecided

check out the ALDA line and over boost solenoid if they crap out it kills the power and makes them smoke and preform like a 240
I haven't seen my car since august, but when I last saw it the over boost solenoid was deleted, and the alda was functioning. I went as far as cleaning the banjo bolts.

(10-28-2013, 12:50 PM)MFSuper90 Wrote: Go from driving a 500hp Porsche to a w123.... That'd be one hell of a change! Lol Big Grin

Heh thankfully I don't have that problem, the 911 is my dad's daily. I'm personally trying for a arena red 993tt. Big Grin
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
I have an hy35 if you wanna go that route. Gated at 30psi it's whole life, wasn't abused, no shaft play if your interested we can talk
'82 300D -3" straight pipe, ALDA deleted, 3in1 glowshift gauge, HX30, egr-less manifold, A/W intercooler Big Grin
'14 Ram 6.7l cummins -G56 handshaker, wishing it was deleted         
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Snagged a VDO boost gauge on amazon. I'll probably buy another ashtray and drill the face of it for EGT, boost, usb, and 12 volt.

(10-31-2013, 12:23 AM)MFSuper90 Wrote: I have an hy35 if you wanna go that route. Gated at 30psi it's whole life, wasn't abused, no shaft play if your interested we can talk

I might go that route, it would probably be like 2 months before I decide though. My car is in Washington, and I'm in California.
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I use to have a VDO boost gauge EGT gauge and oil temp in my 240d turbo under the ash tray in a vw mount
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Well if you want one, just let me know and we can figure something out Smile
'82 300D -3" straight pipe, ALDA deleted, 3in1 glowshift gauge, HX30, egr-less manifold, A/W intercooler Big Grin
'14 Ram 6.7l cummins -G56 handshaker, wishing it was deleted         
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Looks like the Volvo is photobombing this picture LOL.

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Found this while cleaning out the old iphone.

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Found my problem. Somehow my engine is still healthy after eating the blades.

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Wow! That's pretty crazy. Glad everything is still good! Besides the charger of course
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holy crap! amazing
1974 240D 617 turbo swap, W201 5-speed, in the works project
1983 240D 616 stock, DD
1989 Chevy Astro, 617 turbo swap, T5 5-speed, 4.56 diff, work van

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Lololololololol, probably because they're thin aluminum they just got smushed and melted and exited as vapor, although how they got past the intake valves is puzzling. You seriously need to keep that compressor wheel though
-1982 300D Turbo, 280k miles, ALDA apparently maxxed, fram 8038, 12 lbs boost, non-egr manifolds, W/M injection, 4 brake light mod, Gen II w126 front rotors/calipers, 4-speed swap
In the works: A/W IC, adjust pump, turbo rebuild (w/60 trim comp wheel)
-1980 300SD, 110k, project car. Goal is to get it lookin' like it did on the showroom floor (body and interior wise, not necessarily under the hood )
-1974 240D, FRESH PAINT!!!!!!
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I bet that made some noise when it was letting loose
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Time for a Big charger!
'82 300D -3" straight pipe, ALDA deleted, 3in1 glowshift gauge, HX30, egr-less manifold, A/W intercooler Big Grin
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
Definitely pull the intake manifold and look down the ports to make sure there are not any remains stuck behind the valves!!!
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(12-01-2013, 11:25 AM)MFSuper90 Wrote: Wow! That's pretty crazy. Glad everything is still good! Besides the charger of course
Yeah def a bit of a eye opener.
(12-01-2013, 11:30 AM)JB3 Wrote: holy crap! amazing
I know right, scary as shit, especially considering I've never noticed any side to side shaft play.

(12-01-2013, 12:38 PM)sassparilla_kid Wrote: Lololololololol, probably because they're thin aluminum they just got smushed and melted and exited as vapor, although how they got past the intake valves is puzzling. You seriously need to keep that compressor wheel though
It'll be going on the wall me thinks. lol

(12-02-2013, 09:23 AM)Simpler=Better Wrote: I bet that made some noise when it was letting loose
My dad didn't even notice it when it happened. Maybe his hearing aids were turned off. Big Grin
(12-02-2013, 10:34 AM)MFSuper90 Wrote: Time for a Big charger!
Starting to think it might be holsett time.
(12-02-2013, 06:01 PM)willbhere4u Wrote: Definitely pull the intake manifold and look down the ports to make sure there are not any remains stuck behind the valves!!!
Will do when I fix it. As of right now it starts, idles, and runs fantastically as a non turbo. Rolleyes
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I have a new theory, and it involves your dad and a pair of needle nose pliers
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(12-03-2013, 05:15 PM)JB3 Wrote: I have a new theory, and it involves your dad and a pair of needle nose pliers

Hahaha I don't think so. It happened while he was on the highway heading to work. He had sold his ranger, and had no daily so he planned to daily my wagon... That didn't work out too well. But on the other hand it got him to go out and buy another w211 lol.
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In and out shaft play is what you really have to watch for
'82 300D -3" straight pipe, ALDA deleted, 3in1 glowshift gauge, HX30, egr-less manifold, A/W intercooler Big Grin
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(12-04-2013, 06:24 PM)MFSuper90 Wrote: In and out shaft play is what you really have to watch for

Got it!

If anyone has a stock turbo in good shape, I need one asap. Would also prefer if it was a KKK.
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
Upgrade to the kkk k26 while your at it. It cam on 1985 300sd and a few other years It spools faster that the t3 and is a direct bolt on
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I have a stock charger, but it needs rebuilt before I would feel comfortable selling it to anyone. Or that hy35 is always here too Wink
'82 300D -3" straight pipe, ALDA deleted, 3in1 glowshift gauge, HX30, egr-less manifold, A/W intercooler Big Grin
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The car is currently at a friends shop, who happens to be a very skilled MB indy mechanic. The replacement KKK K26 off ebay should be there today.


On another note I'm thinking about dumping a lot of money on a drivers side Recaro Ideal C seat for it next week.
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(12-11-2013, 06:24 PM)mike-81-240d Wrote: The car is currently at a friends shop, who happens to be a very skilled MB indy mechanic. The replacement KKK K26 off ebay should be there today.


On another note I'm thinking about dumping a lot of money on a drivers side Recaro Ideal C seat for it next week.

I just sold a pair of those Lh power Rh manual
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(12-12-2013, 10:40 AM)willbhere4u Wrote:
(12-11-2013, 06:24 PM)mike-81-240d Wrote: The car is currently at a friends shop, who happens to be a very skilled MB indy mechanic. The replacement KKK K26 off ebay should be there today.


On another note I'm thinking about dumping a lot of money on a drivers side Recaro Ideal C seat for it next week.

I just sold a pair of those Lh power Rh manual

What did you sell the pair for if you don't mind me asking? This one is a BW member local to my home back in Seattle. It's power, heated, leather, and comes with the brackets to bolt into a W123. He wants $500.
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Thats a really good price

If you dont buy em' I will Big Grin
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
I got $275 for the pair but they needed to be completely redone the cloth was torn all over and the LH frame was bent slightly. They were very ruff.
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01-07-2014, 12:40 PM
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
Sorry guys I haven't kept this updated at all...

Car is now 2 coils cut, 16x7 enkei 92 meshies, zender front valance, zender sideskirts, bixenon projector headlights, and my manual swap should be road worthy by tomorrow afternoon.

Next will be hx30 and intercooler
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12-27-2014, 03:17 AM
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
(12-27-2014, 03:17 AM)mike-81-240d Wrote: Sorry guys I haven't kept this updated at all...

Car is now 2 coils cut, 16x7 enkei 92 meshies, zender front valance, zender sideskirts, bixenon projector headlights, and my manual swap should be road worthy by tomorrow afternoon.

Next will be hx30 and intercooler

Pictures please Rolleyes
12-27-2014, 06:56 AM
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
Yeah, pictures!!
And I can tell you an hx30 sounds badass on a 617, you just need more fuel to take complete advantage of it. I'm runnin 18lbs of boost, stock pump turned wayyy up, A/W, and my EGTs max out at 1300 on a long pull up a 10-15% grade.

Honestly, for no more money than I have in my hx30 swap it's worth is purely for the beautiful whistle Big Grin
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12-28-2014, 12:35 AM
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
Manual swap is done, and road worthy. God damn it's fun.


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12-30-2014, 08:17 AM
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
Well, I'm jealous! Big Grin
'82 300D -3" straight pipe, ALDA deleted, 3in1 glowshift gauge, HX30, egr-less manifold, A/W intercooler Big Grin
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01-03-2015, 02:11 AM
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
Honestly it's out of this world fun.
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01-03-2015, 04:49 PM
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
Current Situ. 3 piece euro bumpers with factory oris hitch. 

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04-16-2015, 05:28 PM
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
Ha I've been following this car on stanceworks. Beautiful as always.
04-21-2015, 07:41 PM
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
Appreciate it.

I bought a HX30 that was formerly owned by Rolf.

Haven't had time to hack off the EGR crap to make the turbo fit.
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04-24-2015, 03:50 AM
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
Make sure you have a 6cm^2 housing and not a 12cm. Our little engines will never spool a 12cm within reason
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04-24-2015, 09:29 AM
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RE: Mike's 1981 300TD wagon
(04-21-2015, 07:41 PM)pirublues Wrote: Ha I've been following this car on stanceworks. Beautiful as always.

(04-24-2015, 09:29 AM)MFSuper90 Wrote: Make sure you have a 6cm^2 housing and not a 12cm. Our little engines will never spool a 12cm within reason

What's the best way to tell? I haven't the slightest clue. 
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