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sdelasal 06-22-2003 05:12 PM

cold start lever on w123 diesel
comparing my 83 300td with my 82 vw diesel vanagon, :), the later has a cold start lever which I believe advances the injection pump timing so as to provide better combustion & I guess less smoke on cold starts. the merc has no such adjustment and I wonder why?


psfred 06-22-2003 08:18 PM

Different injection pump. The Bosch VE pump is a rotary distributor type with one plunger, the pumps on the MBs are in-lines with one plunger per cylinder.

For whatever reason, Bosch decided to provide the cold start lever on the VE pumps used on the Volvo/Audi/VW engines.


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