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Old 11-17-2011, 06:51 PM
fdanielson fdanielson is offline
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Manual shut off valve not working - OM606

The other day the vacuum line to my shut off valve worked loose while driving the 95 E300 and when I got home the engine would not shut off. Not knowing what was going on and it being late and dark I figured I would shut it off manually and look at it in the morning. I opened the hood, screwed the shut off valve on top of the fuel filter all the way down, and it just kept running. A few minutes of flashlight work found and fixed the loose vacuum line so disaster was averted but I am a bit worried about not being able to shut the engine off if I have to.

Does anyone have experience with this? Searching the forum yielded a number of stories about leaking shut off valves and mine doesn't leak at all.
'82 300D - Light Ivory, 2nd Owner (Back in the wind April 2013!)

'95 E300D - White, grey interior. (Suffering from stuck/broken glow plugs)

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