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Old 11-25-2008, 11:09 AM
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car will not start

i have a 82 300d i went to start the car the other day it did not start it tried to turn over but would not go the glow plug light on the dash comes on battery is new it has diesel in the clear filter
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:11 AM
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did you recently change the fuel filters and not re prime the system?
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i did not change the filters
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check the resistance on each glow plug. It should be less than 1 ohm.
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are you familiar with many of the common starting issues and regular maintenance items?
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:36 PM
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is it cold there, where ever you are?
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:09 PM
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glow plugs were changed less than a year ago ,its about 45 here
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:13 PM
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did you smell any unburnt diesel exhaust?

If not, crack your lines a the injectors 1-2 turns and turn the engine for ~6 sec. Check the lines for visible fuel. and perhaps some bubbles. If you see fuel, tighten them up and inspect the next possible system.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:09 AM
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When you say the car won't start, I assume that it ran fine the day before? I'm assuming after new glowplugs and filters it was running? Does the engine turn over or does the starter not engage? 45 is not all that cold. Are you running regular diesel or bio fuel?
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:22 AM
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With a complete lack of puctuation in your post, it is hard to tell what your symptoms really are.

I'm gathering that the starter barely turns over. If that is the case, then it is a weak or failing to charge battery or starter is dragging.

Another, more frequent cause is a loose connection of the battery cables. Ensure the ground cable, both batt-chassis and chassis-engine is clean and tight.
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