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Old 05-23-2008, 12:15 PM
cspeel cspeel is offline
1981 300TD TurboDiesel
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: So Cal- High Desert
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Originally Posted by Magoo View Post
Have you taken it around the block since this idling issue started?
Mine will idle rough and sometimes stall when the primary fuel filter is starting to get plugged. When this is happening I can usually rev the engine and it sounds OK, but it won't want to idle.
If it is the filter, it won't have the normal amount of power when driven. Take it for a short spin around the block.
i literally cant get it in gear fast enough to rev the engine up... let alone drive it aroud the block

there was air getting into the fuel system recently, the lift pump(or whatever its called) was open and letting air in. an acquaintance of mine who is a diesel mechanic(but not a mbz diesel mech.) said that i would have to replace the lift pump in the next couple years because it didnt look very good.
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