Cracked Head :(
Nick says that the heads come bare (no valves or lifters).
I have already done the glow plugs, serp belt tensioner, and fuel pump shut off.
Luckily when a glow plugs started going bad they started with ones that I could change. Can't remember how many I was able to do without taking off the intake manifold, but IMHO it is impossible to do them all. I got the rest done when the manifold came off to do the fuel pump shut off.
I'm going for it -- i.e. I'm in for the head removal labor to see if it's cracked. May know by end of day or tomorrow.
'87 300TD 304kmi (RIP)
'95 Toyota Camry Wagon 125kmi