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  1. #1
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    What I saw on Gumtree

    This thread is dedicated to those who trawl Gumtree looking for items of use.
    Please post, in this thread, links to the items you feel may be of interest to forum members.

    All the best,
    Tony
    Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

    Current Vehicles in stable:
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab. Running on used cooking oil with 5% to 10% misfuel.
    '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP)


    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup. Died when supercharger stuck at max boost for weeks. Stretched head bolts.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Donor for current Fatmobile coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    Parts Car C220 1993 SOLD.
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel single tank using 95% used cooking oil and 5% to 10% misfuel (where someone had filled diesel vehicle with petrol).


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    Re: What I saw on Gumtree

    Thanks Tony.

    what I saw on Guntree today is an 8Kva or standard 5Kva Diesel Gen set for $1400.00
    DIESEL GENERATOR SILENCED 8 KVA 3 PHASE SINGLE PHASE | Miscellaneous Goods | Gumtree Australia Byron Area - Byron Bay

    The sales doc states it is approved for Diesel , BioDiesel or plant based fuels.
    "The Genpower GD Series is on of the only generators certified to run on diesel, bio-diesel and accept blended natural plant based fuels* - This amazing technology allows you to produce exactly the same power outputs as conventional gensets, but with almost 85% less harmful emissions, a huge advance for green power"

    Sounds good. Wish I had a need for one.
    Michael
    97 Jeep XJ Cherokee on B100. 0 km's on B100 and counting !!!! (Sold)
    2002 Merc ML270 now on B100. (Sold)
    2006 Ssangyong Musso 2.9 t idi (Sold)
    2015 NP300 Navara

    Stainless processor with blue water pump.

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    Re: What I saw on Gumtree

    1980 Mercedes-Benz 300D Sedan | Cars, Vans & Utes | Gumtree Australia Brisbane North West - Pullenvale

    A nice Merc for sale. no pictures but in the Brisbane area. if anyone is looking for two 300D's for a total of $1000. a Good Buy !!

    Wish I had the space.

    Michael
    97 Jeep XJ Cherokee on B100. 0 km's on B100 and counting !!!! (Sold)
    2002 Merc ML270 now on B100. (Sold)
    2006 Ssangyong Musso 2.9 t idi (Sold)
    2015 NP300 Navara

    Stainless processor with blue water pump.

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    Re: What I saw on Gumtree

    The generator sounds like the same as mine. Works well expect each single phase has a 7amp breaker! Not good when you run your 15amp heater!

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    Re: What I saw on Gumtree

    Mercedes Benz 300D W124 Diesel Log Books 1988 4SP AUTO 3L 300 D

    What do the 300D fans think of this? Sound like a good one, generally speaking?

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    Re: What I saw on Gumtree

    Looks good in the photos, best to have a Mercedes specialist give it a Pre-Purchase Inspection so that there are no surprises once you own it.

    My wife has one similar to that, hers is a Champagne 1986 300D without ABS. Good fuel mileage, but lacking acceleration off the mark unless you keep the accelerator to the floor (Kick down switch operated).

    Let us know if you buy it.

    Regards,
    Tony
    Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

    Current Vehicles in stable:
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab. Running on used cooking oil with 5% to 10% misfuel.
    '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP)


    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup. Died when supercharger stuck at max boost for weeks. Stretched head bolts.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Donor for current Fatmobile coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    Parts Car C220 1993 SOLD.
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel single tank using 95% used cooking oil and 5% to 10% misfuel (where someone had filled diesel vehicle with petrol).


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    Re: What I saw on Gumtree

    Thanks Tony. I do like the idea of cruising around slowly in a nice old Merc, contributing comparatively little to greenhouse emissions, but I think a ute will serve me better practically. I am definitely going to look at the Merc if I can ever catch the current owner at a time that is convenient for him to show it. He's obviously in no rush to move it on.

    How do you find yours for replacement parts, generally? Easy to find? Expensive? Say a set of brake pads, oil filter.... reco auto gearbox? The first thing that comes to mind when Mercs, BMWs etc are mentioned is expensive parts and, if really unlucky, labour.

    I'd be keen to hear your thoughts.

    Regards,

    Ethan

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    Re: What I saw on Gumtree

    3DB,
    Service consumables are generally cheaper than Ford, Holden Toyota, etc
    I have always been able to source OEM parts for our vehicles from a variety of specialist Euro vehicle parts suppliers, including MB Spares in Canberra and a choice of National Automotive parts companies with local branches.
    If you do purchase a Mercedes vehicle, sign up on the OZBENZ.net forum, where you can easily obtain advice on the peculiarities of your vehicle and call on the experience of long term owners. As with all forums, it is best to search for your issue, before asking for help. This ensures that your better informed questions are likely to be answered in good humour and are likely to challenge the respondents.

    Transmission repairs are usually expensive, regardless of the make of vehicle. Often it is cheaper in the long term to bite the bullet and pay for the repairs, at least then you know that the transmission is in good condition. Installing a "good used transmission" may be a good short term solution, but it may give very short, or long service - it is an unknown.
    Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

    Current Vehicles in stable:
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab. Running on used cooking oil with 5% to 10% misfuel.
    '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP)


    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup. Died when supercharger stuck at max boost for weeks. Stretched head bolts.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Donor for current Fatmobile coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    Parts Car C220 1993 SOLD.
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel single tank using 95% used cooking oil and 5% to 10% misfuel (where someone had filled diesel vehicle with petrol).


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    Re: What I saw on Gumtree

    Hi guys, its not an item of use, well not for most of us, but here we go the trading has begun :-) get your carboy's clean and fill'em up.:-)

    Detergent Cleaner ? 1lt Glycerine Based | Miscellaneous Goods | Gumtree Australia Bundaberg Surrounds - Childers
    1990 Toyota Hilux LN106 with ATG 2 tank system (sold after running 150.000 ks on mainly WVO)
    1993 Toyota 75 Series with 1 HZ engine both 75l factory tanks and a custom 170l under tray tank.
    200.000km 80% on bio 10% on WVO 10% on dino,

    "him who never made a mistake, made no discovery either"


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    Re: What I saw on Gumtree

    and if you have $2000 spare you get this :-) not the trailer though :-)

    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bli-b...ng/1016961828#
    1990 Toyota Hilux LN106 with ATG 2 tank system (sold after running 150.000 ks on mainly WVO)
    1993 Toyota 75 Series with 1 HZ engine both 75l factory tanks and a custom 170l under tray tank.
    200.000km 80% on bio 10% on WVO 10% on dino,

    "him who never made a mistake, made no discovery either"


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