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First time G owner

Post#1 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:33 am

Hello everyone, I recently received a 1980 240gd from my uncle. It runs and drives, but is being eaten away by rust. When going up a hill the engine stalls, but that might be from my inexperience in driving manuals. Any tips would be appreciated.

Located in Washington state US

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Re: First time G owner

Post#2 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:51 am

Hello and welcome!

I'll ask the first obvious question....are you downshifting while going up the hills or just leaving it in 4th and keeping your foot down on the throttle?
2015 ML250
1991 350SDL
1982 300GD Cabrio PARTING OUT

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Re: First time G owner

Post#3 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:19 am

Welcome! another Washingtonian :D

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Re: First time G owner

Post#4 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:19 pm

Cheers, show is some pictures if you have time. The old timers are fun to see, even if they need some work.
Congratulations on the G

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Re: First time G owner

Post#5 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:56 pm


Do you happen to live in the Olympia area? Red short wheel base?

The hill thing is understandable with a 240 (616) OM engine, although you have lower final drive axles, likely.

Hum, Apple?, you must be an Eastern Washington resident...?

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