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Old 03-08-2003, 08:31 PM
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Idle adjustment and Thank You!!!

Guys, I really need to thank everyone for guiding me with my first Diesel (1985 300TD Wagon). Since I bought it I personally found a vacuum leak (woudn't shut off and door locks weren't working), I replaced the glow plugs (it wasn't starting), and today I replaced the tie rod asemblies (a tow truck driver pulled the car on a flat bed using these). I thank everyone with their advice and great help!!!! My next project is adjusting the idle which is slightly low and causes the car to shake slightly when in idle so I need to raise it about 100 RPM to about 750-800. The throtle linkage consist of many parts and I don't want to mess something up so advices are again appreciated.

I thank you all!!!

Igor Zeljic, Minneapolis.
1984 MB 300D Turbo Diesel W123 Sedan 132K
1987 MB 300D Turbo W124 Sedan 295K
1983 Porsche 944 104K
1989 Audi 80 Quattro 180K
2002 Audi A6 3.0 Quattro Avant 49K (Wife's car with warranty )

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Old 03-08-2003, 09:05 PM
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You are welcome.

The fuel injection pump has a rack dampener. Often these need to be replace or at least adjusted. Do a search. This often is a way to smooth the idle out without raising it.

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