just retested with multimeter; while running at high idle and testing at battery terminals, reads 12.88 - 13.0 volts (actually drops a few decimals when i excellerate the throttle link). when i turn off the enginer it reads 12.88. all the conections and wires seem ok.
also when adjusting the valves on the 5 cylinder diesel, do you really need those 3 thin $65.00 bent wrenches? can you not use a crows foot wrench and universal extension?
1983 300SD 188K