Hi, new here and just bought two 300-d's last August, an 81 & an 82. BTW, $1500- & $1400- to purchase.
I try to do my own work when ever possible, such as, water pumps, starters and alts. So I'm a little inclined.
The cold weather has started (+18) and the 81 still starts and runs like a champ w/o being plugged in. The 82 has always run a bit rough, esp. at idle. Now, it won't start at these temps w/o being plugged in. I've changed all the filters, and it didn't seem to cure it, STP diesil treatment seems to help the idle and smoking though. So anyway, I know this car didn't recieve the best care, and I'm sure it hasn't gotten it's valves adjusted since who knows when...
Is there anything I should know or any special tools I should have to do this my self? Better yet, HOW DO I DO IT AT ALL??? I've never worked on the inner compenents before, and I'm not expecting perfection, just a little improvement.
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated...
BTW, Great site!!!
81 300-D, 258k
82 300-D Turbo, 178k