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new w/ 1984 300 SD turbo diesel


I am the new owner of a 300 SD Turbo Diesel - 1984 Navy.

Looks like I need to get a dashboard rheostat for the panel lighting
the oil pressure gauge goes up to 3 instantly and seems to stay there - need a new OP sensor?
Odometer isnt working - bt Speedo is
Gas gauge jumps up to 1/2 full or slightly higher when parking brake turned off or engine started...fuel sensor?
Changed all fuses & cleaned contact posts - got the digital readout working!
Need to get dashlights and auto shift lights working + visor mirror lights, all others seem to be working..trunk, interior back & front, etc.
Door behind drivers is jammed - wont open
Oil leak re: turbo pipe - ordered gasket, seals, grommet & for return pipe and lower oil pan.
Has some weeping from the valve cover gasket....
Found a pos & neg cable in the trunk alongside a bundle of about 13 wires coming out from around the backseat...not for a stereo & i dont think for biodiesel conversion but maybe?? Mystery ! Car runs biodiesel w/no conversion. Running plain diesel now. I need a maintenance manual !! I have a owners manual I found on Ebay. Is there one on CD or DVD? My other car is a toyota truck w/ 22R engine
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