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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, new old benz owner

Hi all,
I frequent the VW Vortex forums usually so this is a bit new for me. Tomorrow I pick up my 87 Mecedes 300D. It's in great shape body wise, and I know the engine is capable of running fine with some tweaking. I've ridden in it many times, See it used to belong to a friend and he is tired of paying to get work done on it. I'm a wrencher and am determined to do my own work, Sooooooo I'm getting it really cheap...like.....really cheap

anyways, it's not starting from what he says. I haven't seen it since it stopped working but I just thought I'd get a jump on things and see if maybe there is any well known little gremlins that are known to keep a diesel from starting. I'm sure it could be a billion things so don't lash out and call me a noob just yet....If you guys know of any funny things like factory alarms or anything. It would be aprecciated.
I'll update tomorrow with pics if anyone cares
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 08:25 PM
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Welcome,
You might want to check out the forum specific to your chassis. I believe it is a w124.

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You might want to check out the forum specific to your chassis. I believe it is a w124.
whoops, thanks man!
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Ask questions here in the W124 Section.

Without question, also sign on to the forum at MercedesShop - Mercedes Benz Parts and Technical Information and go straight to the Diesel Discussion.

This is probably the busiest, most knowledgeable bunch of MB diesel enthusiasts, mechanics, shop owners and DIYers around on he 'net for these cars. Great people, and they love helping out with answers to questions to cars like yours. Tech help is another section to ask in for the W124.

I have even met some of them personally. Great bunch.

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I would reccomend starting your diagnosis by seeing if there is any diesel in the tank.

Sorry, that was just too easy of a shot not to take.

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hey guys thanks for all the responses. I got it started on day one of ownership. The battery terminals needed to be cleaned and the battery needed to be charged :lol: soooo happy, i bought it for $100 I think also the glow plugs aren't working, gonna check the 80amp fuse tomorrow.
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