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Old 11-07-2013, 12:11 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Western Washington, USA
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Ordered and installed new Bosch glowplugs; reamed out the holes while I was at it and figured I'd do a compression test too. Got my lovely lady out to help me; she cranked the engine while I read the gauge. All 4 cylinders capped on about the 6th, 7th stroke at around 400 PSI, give or take a bit. Installed the new glowplugs with copper antiseize on the threads. The real test will be when she starts it tomorrow morning. The test was done with the engine warm, through the GP holes (obviously). I made sure to check each new gp before I installed them.

Oh, and the leaking? Fuel. From the IP where the hardline to injector #1 is. Is there a seal underneath that hex or something?
- 1979 W123 240D 4-speed, 390k miles
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