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Old 05-01-2011, 01:16 AM
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where to purchase diesel purge?

Hello all, first post but long time lurker...

Just bought my first benz, a 79 240D 4 speed. It runs good but is a little hard to start. I know the first thing I need to do is a valve adjustment since the previous owner had it for 30,000miles and didn't even know what a valve adjustment was when I asked him the last time they had been done... Along with a valve adjustment, replacing the glow plugs (dont know if any of them are bad but they are cheap online), I would like to do a diesel purge before I replace the fuel filters.

I have discovered the great website **********.com for all my parts but need to get some diesel purge as it has "special" shipping requirements since it is flammable $$$. So my question is are there any major auto parts stores or german auto parts stores in south king county washington or around seattle i can buy it, is this product avalible at a place they sell tractors or a retailier im not thinking of. The easier the better, thanks in advance...

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Old 05-01-2011, 01:32 AM
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My local Napa carries it.
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:12 AM
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Thanks for the response 10fords... I guess I didn't do enough research. I will stop by napa after work tomorrow and if they dont have it I will order some. Part number is AIC LM2005 for anyone interested
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:59 AM
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Welcome Uneasy !!
If you have been lurking, you would know that we try to be friendly & helpful here in diesel discussion.
As well as your local parts place that 10fords mentions, any truck or tractor place will have it. I wouldnt be in any hurry to use it though.
After you have set the valves, changed the oil & filters & given it a good run ~ Italian tune, if it is still not right, then think of diesel purge.
There are many brands of GP's, best be careful what you get. Some brands are junk.
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:58 AM
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Sometimes Advance Auto or Autozone carry it. Well, there's only one that does in Buffalo, so let your "fingers do the walking".
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:03 PM
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:12 PM
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Which one in Buffalo?
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:15 PM
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Advance auto has it in my area.They also carry seafoam in limited supply.Do the valve adjustment first.......
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:16 AM
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Call Abe at Mercedes BMW Parts in Seattle. He's the best source I've found for older Mercedes parts and diesel knowledge. 206.523.1804 (I have his number memorized)
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:59 AM
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Thanks for the warm welcome and responses guys! Stopped by napa after work today and picked up a couple cans for around 6 bucks each.

I also canceled my order for new glowplugs tonight, figured out I was not letting them do their job, if I glow for 40 seconds (manual glow switch) It fires up like a champ.

I will give it a valve adjustment first and foremost, change the oil and filter and before doing the fuel filters feed it the straight diesel purge. I gave it an italian tune up on the way home from buying it for about 2hrs
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:07 AM
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For discussion, google marshall booth diesel purge. I seem to remember his opposition to purge but have forgotten the details.
85SD 240K & stopped counting getting paint. 84SD 180,000. Probably up for sale in the fall 2020. 85TD beginning to repair to DD status.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:11 AM
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you did not answer the question however no one else tried to i will tell you that you are right and that i should put my effort into my questions and how i spell things so i guess congrats your the only one to answer.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:12 AM
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I've found it at a sort of local VW parts house

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