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Old 11-29-2000, 08:32 AM
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I have been having a problem with my '85 300TD stalling.

It stalls very easily when the engine is cold. If the engine is cold and I step on the gas even a little, when I release it (even slowly) it stalls. The rpm's drop too low and it dies. Once the car is warmed up, the engine seems to be able to 'stop' the rpms from dipping too low when I take my foot off the gas. (this all happens while parked)

I have another stalling problem which is probably related. It happens when the car is in gear and stopped or moving slowly. If I hit the gas and quickly release it it stalls.(like in stop and go traffic or I start to pull out into traffic and chicken out and hit the brake)

The car has 200k. Had a recent valve adjustment, new fuel filters, the throttle linkage is lubed, and it has synthetic oil.

Has anyone had similar problems?
Does anyone have any suggestions?

Please help.

Thank you,
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Old 11-29-2000, 09:05 AM
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It sounds like the rack limiter screw is run in too
far.Someone may have done you a "favor" trying to
smooth out the warm idle and gotten it too tight.
The screw is at the back of the pump pointing toward
the oil filter housing. It should be adjusted only on a fully warmed engine and backed out until the engine shakes, then tightened until the engine "just" smoothes out.
Randy D.
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Old 11-29-2000, 09:10 AM
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I'll try that. Thanks.

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Old 11-29-2000, 10:42 AM
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I know what your problem is: You are stepping on the gas pedal instead of the Diesel pedal! LOL

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Old 11-30-2000, 10:15 AM
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Thank you for your help with this. I did the adjustment last night. It took me twenty minutes only because I was using the wrong tool. Anyway, my stalling problems are gone and I can drive without using my left foot for the brake.

Thanks again.

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