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Old 06-18-2011, 08:35 PM
MrWendell MrWendell is offline
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Location: Colorado's High Country
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I did ream out the glow plugs. Still waiting for the local Napa to get an order of replacement fast glows (80035), so I installed the two good I still had and put two that had their tips blown off back in--it still starts well even with the two plugs.

The local mercedes indy shop (definitely don't trust him anymore) had it for about 9 months trying to sort it out--finally told me it was bad compression. I almost sold the car a couple of times, but couldn't bring myself to do it. I kept thinking there was no way the compression could have changed that suddenly.

I should have had the guts to do the diaphragm myself in the first place--none of this would have even happened. Thanks again for your advice!
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