1992 300GE 5dr, R450k, Jhb

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Perhaps the experts here could expand on the ownership differences between a diesel (G300GD) & a petrol (300GE).

We know w460 power output was 65kW for diesel,
463 83kW for diesel to 125kW for petrol.

That would be very useful for some of us potential buyers.

Peace
 
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This vehicle has done the rounds through various dealerships. I went to see it and the engine was very weak and needed a good service which they said they would do and get back to me when it was done. Typical for dealerships they never got back to me so I bought Kyle5's G wagon posted here a few weeks ago
 

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Congrats Nicholas on your purchase. That looked like a fine specimen. I hope you have many happy adventures in her.


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Congrats Nicholas on your purchase. That looked like a fine specimen. I hope you have many happy adventures in her.


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Congratulations Nicholas!
That G served me well for 20 years. Pictured in my avatar. It hardly had any off-road use in that time. Pictured in my avatar.
Best wishes for many happy times with it.
 
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Congratulations Nicholas!
That G served me well for 20 years. Pictured in my avatar. It hardly had any off-road use in that time. Pictured in my avatar.
Best wishes for many happy times with it.
Thanks Dawie, and thanks for being a good custodian of her for 20 years LOL . Any issues I need to look out for? What are her bad habits?
 

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Nicholas, no bad habits, except perhaps the central locking which is still not working every time. I don't know if the seller gave you all the service history but the engine was overhauled not too many kilometers ago and in very good shape - better than new. New clutch, engine mountings, etc. The front hubs was done by Dirk Wentzel an expert and highly rated by all. Brakes were done and brake fluid was changed regularly. Not every year as recommended in the Operating Instructions but every two years. This vehicle certainly has served me very well. No mud baths. Never abused, not in my time. Enjoy!
 
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Nicholas, no bad habits, except perhaps the central locking which is still not working every time. I don't know if the seller gave you all the service history but the engine was overhauled not too many kilometers ago and in very good shape - better than new. New clutch, engine mountings, etc. The front hubs was done by Dirk Wentzel an expert and highly rated by all. Brakes were done and brake fluid was changed regularly. Not every year as recommended in the Operating Instructions but every two years. This vehicle certainly has served me very well. No mud baths. Never abused, not in my time. Enjoy!
Hi Dawie, many thanks for the feedback. Yes I did get all the service history and she does run well. The central locking works intermittently but its on my to do list. One thing that I'm worried about is a smell of petrol in the cab. I took it to a workshop to look for leaks and we could not find anything. Did you ever experience this? Speaking of workshops, is Dirk Wenzel the expert in servicing G wagons or just an expert in hubs? Who did you service it with and would you recommend them?
 

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I never had a petrol smell. I suggest that you check all rubber hoses and pipe connections. I did all the servicing myself. Matter of fact, when I had the engine overhauled. the engineering workshop, because of a lack of space, did not want the vehicle, just the engine. So, I removed and replaced the engine all by myself without any help, except an engine hoist.
Dirk is an expert on G's but I am not sure if he is still doing work on them. Last I heard was that he now works at Porche and has work restrictions. Perhaps someone else will chirp in.
My apologies for abusing this thread!
 

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Hi Nicholas,

The fuel sender unit sits under a plate in the rear of the G. You might want to check that as a possible source of the petrol smell. It could be that there is some sweating around the top of the unit due to a perished seal or loose screws


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