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Year 1987
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model 300 D TURBO
VIN WDBEB33D4HA313198
Purchased date 25 October 2022
Purchase miles 421,778 (estimated)
CARFAX click here (pulled 28 October 2022)
Option sheet click here (courtesy of lastvin.com)

Service history

I did all of the work myself unless specified. Genuine Mercedes-Benz replacement parts used unless specified.

2024/02/17 (423,928 miles)

  • Replaced both rear shocks (32-110)
    • 2x rear shock absorber 124-326-23-00 (Bilstein B4 24-013857)
  • Brake service (REAR)
    • Replaced rotors (42-228)
    • Replaced brake pads (42-160)
    • Replaced soft brake lines (42-013)
    • Brakes bled; fluid topped off (42-010)
    • Parts
      • Brake pads 000-420-98-20
      • 2x brake line 126-428-03-35 (ATE)
      • 2x rotors 202-423-00-12

2024/02/12 (423,908 miles)

  • Rebuilt trunk lock and latch assembly
    • Generic trunk lock assembly 124-750-15-91
    • Rekeyed cylinder
    • Retrofit the new parts into existing plastic housing (124-750-01-91)

2024/02/10 (423,899 miles)

  • Repaired left (driver’s side) seat (91-100)
    • Replaced left seat bottom (used part from 1987 300D)
    • Installed side tray 124-910-03-18 (used part from 1993 400E)

2024/01/29 (423,739 miles)

2024/01/27 (423,736 miles)

  • Replaced oil level sensor (18-226)
    • Oil level sensor 124-542-00-17
    • Seal 015-997-39-48

2024/01/20 (423,735 miles)

  • Replaced idler arm bushings (46-520 or 46-6317)
    • Bushing repair kit 124-460-00-19 (Lemforder)
  • Replaced drag link assembly (46-550 or 46-6177)
    • Drag link 124-460-08-05 (Meyle)
    • Steering damper 124-463-04-32 (Meyle)
  • Replaced tie rod assemblies (46-540 or 46-7007)
    • Left 124-330-08-03 (Lemforder)
    • Right 124-330-09-03 (Lemforder)

2024/01/13 (423,695 miles)

  • Replaced ignition lock cylinder (46-650 or 46-8110)
    • Lock cylinder 126-460-02-04 (comes with one key)
    • Additional key 126-760-10-06

2024/01/06 (423,640 miles)

  • Replaced front lower control arm assembly (33-510)
    • Left 124-330-30-07 (Lemforder)
    • Right 124-330-31-07 (Lemforder)

2023/12/09 (423,432 miles)

  • Replace windshield 124-670-33-01-64 by DG Auto Glass (67-100)
    • 2x clips 124-988-98-78
    • 2x clips 202-988-28-78
    • 1x clips 124-988-21-78
    • 6x rivets 910001 003101
    • 2x trim clamps 201-698-01-60

2023/12/04 (423,396 miles)

  • Replace sway bar bushings (32-300)
    • 2x outer bushings 124-323-49-85 (Lemforder)
    • 2x inner bushings 124-323-56-85 (Meyle)
  • Replaced underside protective cover
    • Right 124-884-04-35

2023/10/07 (423,062 miles)

  • Replace front struts (32-100)
    • 2x strut assembly 124-320-30-30 (Bilstein B4 22-001856)
    • 2x strut mount 124-320-14-44-64
    • 2x bump stop 129-323-07-44 (Bilstein)
    • 2x dust cover 129-323-01-92 (Bilstein)
  • Installed AMG pedals
    • Accelerator pedal 170-300-00-04
    • Brake pedal 170-290-01-82
    • Emergency brake 203-430-00-84
  • Replaced missing engine bay wiring clips 000-995-52-44
  • Replaced filler neck grommet 123-997-35-81

2023/09/17 (423,003 miles)

  • Fix electronic fan (not working at idle)
    • Replace 0.2 ohms ballast resistor 000-158-25-45 (used part from 1987 260E)
  • Installed hazard triangle in trunk
    • Hazard triangle 000-590-54-12
    • Bracket 201-890-00-14

2023/09/10 (422,890 miles)

  • Replace climate control relay 003-545-69-05 (used part)
  • A/C evacuate and recover (with my friend Bud)
    • Refill R134a refrigerant (2 lb)
    • Refill 1 oz compressor oil

2023/09/05 (422,825 miles)

  • Full transmission rebuild by German Transmission
    • R & R transmission, bench rebuild
    • Gasket seal kit, all clutches
    • Replace front (126-270-1862) and rear (126-270-2062) bands
    • Clean up valve body
    • Replace modulator valve 126-270-91-79
    • Replace accumulator 126-270-03-35 (and others)
    • Replace flex disc 126-411-02-15
    • Replace kick down cable 124-300-58-30
    • Replace neutral safety switch 000-545-49-06
    • Replace shifter bushings 115-992-03-10
    • Replace pan 126-270-10-12
    • Replace pan gasket 126-271-11-80
    • Replace filter 126-277-02-95
    • Replace transmission mount 124-240-03-18
  • Fix steering gear box leak by German Transmission
    • Rebuild / reseal gear box 124-460-01-61
    • Replace steering coupler 123-460-02-10

2023/07/29 (422,729 miles)

  • Replacing shut off valve parts
    • Vacuum box 000-070-46-53
    • Ignition valve housing 000-460-02-84

2023/06/24 (422,608 miles)

  • Replaced tail lamps
    • used parts in flawless shape from 1990 300E 4Matic
    • replaced left lens with new old stock 124-820-27-66
  • Replaced ignition switch 202-545-01-04-64
  • Replaced oil dipstick 602-010-14-72
  • Fixed cruise control
    • Stop lamp switch 001-545-01-09
    • Fixed brake pedal and calibrated stop lamp switch
  • Replaced crank case breather pipe 603-010-03-70

2023/06/03 (422,411 miles)

  • Radiator / cooling system flush
    • Prestone MAX Total Cooling System Cleaner
    • Lots of distilled water
    • 10L of Zerex G05 (mixed 50/50 from concentrate)
    • Thermostat 602-200-00-15
    • Thermostat gasket 601-203-00-76
    • Expansion tank cap 124-500-04-06
  • Replaced hood release catch / flashing 124-887-01-45

2023/05/26 (422,403 miles)

  • Glow plugs replaced
    • 6x glow plugs 000-159-81-01
    • Intake manifold gasket 603-141-08-80
    • Charge pipe gasket 602-096-00-80
    • New hardware for intake manifold (Copper State Bolt & Nut Co)
      • 12x M8-1.25 X 30 socket head cap screw plain 12.9
      • 12x M8 flat washer hardened zinc HC200
  • Replaced cruise control actuator 002-545-86-32 (rebuilt by ProgRama)
  • Oil change
    • 7.5 qt of Mobile 1 Turbo Diesel Truck (5w 40)
    • Oil filter 601-184-01-25
    • Oil drain plug 111-997-03-30-65
    • Copper washer for drain plug 007603-014106
  • Replaced 80A glow plug relay fuse 000-545-03-34-64
  • Replaced hard fuel line intake clips
    • 2x 3-line clamp 601-078-20-41
    • 6x 2-line clamp 603-078-01-41
    • 8x rubber shim 601-078-04-86
    • 2x 2-or-3-line-separator 601-078-26-41
  • Replaced oil cooler protective cover 124-884-03-35
  • Replaced rear right window regulator/motor 124-730-04-46

2023/05/06 (422,360 miles)

  • Replaced dashboard (used parts from 1995 E320) (68-100)
  • Replaced center vent 124-830-07-54
  • Installed refinished wood (Zebrano) by Restored in USA
  • Replaced all vacuum pods
    • Diverter pod 124-800-03-75
    • 2x footwell pod 124-800-01-75
    • 3x pink pods replaced using 124-800-03-75 with slight modification
    • Center pod rebuilt using Performance Analysis ACD-2010 diaphragm
  • Replaced rubber diaphragm inside monovalve (used part from 1992 300E)
  • Replaced all vacuum connectors under dash
    • Y shaped 201-805-01-22
    • U shaped 117-078-05-81
    • 90 degree elbow 201-805-01-03
  • Replaced fuel return supply line 601-070-04-32 (rebuilt by Al Chuang)

2023/04/08 (422,232 miles)

  • Right (passenger) engine mount replaced

2023/03/25 (422,176 miles)

  • Alternator replaced (Bosch AL65X)
  • Replaced all wheels with good shape used silver wheels (mounted by Discount Tire)
  • Replaced serpentine belt 008-997-38-92 (Continental)

2023/02/20 (421,929 miles)

  • Replaced cruise control amplifier 004-545-24-32 (rebuilt by ProgRama)
  • Replaced rear bumper (used part from 1987 300E) (88-220)
  • Replaced all four jack pads 001-997-95-86
  • Restored all audio wiring back to stock.
  • Replaced fuel filter 601-090-14-52 (Mann)

2023/01/16 (421,848 miles)

  • Replaced all tires
    • 4x Michelin Defender 195 /65 R15
    • All work by Discount Tire

2023/01/07 (421,817 miles)

  • Replaced climate control unit 124-830-33-85 (used part)
  • Replaced cruise control stalk on steering wheel 124-830-33-85 (used part)

2023/01/02 (421,778 miles)

  • Replaced grill components (88-401)
    • Hood release 124-880-02-20
    • Hood ornament 124-880-00-86-67 (88-405)
    • Replaced grille insert 124-888-02-23 (Perfect Fit)
    • 6x new horizontal chrome strips on grille 124-888-03-85 (88-402)
    • 1x new vertical chrome strip on grille 124-888-02-85 (88-402)
  • Replaced hood pad 124-680-14-25
  • Brake service (FRONT)
    • Replaced rotors (42-220)
    • Replaced brake pads and wear sensor (42-160)
    • Replaced soft brake lines (42-013)
    • Replaced brake booster (43-350)
    • Replace master cylinder and bench bled (42-310)
    • Brakes bled; fluid topped off (42-010)
    • Parts
      • Master cylinder 004-430-39-01 (ATE)
      • Brake pads 000-420-99-20 (ATE)
      • 2x brake line 129-428-00-35 (ATE)
      • Brake booster 003-430-16-30 (used part)
      • 2x rotors 124-421-16-12
      • 2x brake wear sensor 201-540-03-17
      • 4x Brake paste 001-989-94-51-09
  • Replaced engine air filter 603-094-02-04 (Mann)

2022/12/15 (421,778 miles)

  • Mileage estimated as 421,778 miles
    • Stamped service booklet has records up to 303,500 miles (2007)
    • Carfax has highest mileage as 315,115 (2008)
    • New cluster installed ~2010/05/25 (135,000 miles)
    • This cluster has Carfax entries with increasing mileage up until 2019/10/15 (205,651 miles)
    • 315,115 + (205,651 - 135,000) = 385,766 miles
    • 3 years elapsed since it broke. ~36,000 miles (assuming average miles/year of 12,000)
    • 385,766 + 36,000 = 421,766 miles
  • Odometer serviced by by Overseas Speedometer
    • Replaced broken odometer gear
    • Set mileage as 421,766 miles
  • Replaced turn signal stalk 124-540-10-45
  • Replaced vacuum filter 000-078-06-56
  • Installed european spec headlamps (NOS, Automotive Lighting branded)
    • Left headlamp 124-820-01-61
    • Left headlamp gasket 124-826-05-80
    • Right headlamp 124-820-02-61
    • Right headlamp gasket 124-826-06-80
    • Left indicator 124-826-00-43
    • Right indicator 124-826-03-43
    • 2x six pin connector 011-545-50-28
    • 2x H4 headlamp bulb 000000-008162
    • 2x H3 foglamp bulb 000000-008161
    • 2x city light bulb 000000-008163
    • 2x headlamp remount kit 124-826-01-00
  • Removed headlamp wipers
    • Put blank metal inserts under headlamp (used parts)
    • Plugged headlamp pump on washer bottle 000-997-33-20
  • Installed updated steering wheel
    • 1993+ style steering wheel (used part from 1994 S420)
    • 1993+ style airbag (used part from W210)
    • 1992/1993 style squib 000-460-00-49

2022/11/15 (unknown miles)

  • Replaced fuel supply line from fuel filter to injection pump 601-070-09-32 (rebuilt by Al Chuang)
  • Replaced fuel supply line from feed pump to fuel filter 601-070-07-32 (rebuilt by Al Chuang)
  • Replaced windshield wiper 124-820-11-45
  • Performed diesel purge
    • 2L diesel purge fuel tank (mercedessource.com)
    • 4x Liqui Moly Diesel Purge Fuel Cleaning Additive (500ml)
  • Replaced Turn Signal and Hazard Flasher 201-821-02-47
  • Replaced Battery Tray 201-626-04-45
  • Retrofit center roll top box (used part)
  • Replaced trunk components
    • Trunk lid bump stop 124-758-00-44-64
    • Trunk lid stop 124-758-01-44
    • 2x license plate lamps 124-820-02-56-64