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Date registered: Dec 2009
Vehicle: 1985 300sd turbo 137k
Location: NC
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First 900 miles on 85 300sd turbo

ok i just just drove the new 85 300sd turbo 136k on a 900 mile trip. these are the issues i had

1: mpg about 18-20
2: radio not working , radio worked one week before.
3: wiper fluid leaking -- fixed that
4: no glow plug light-- cylinders one and two were bad-- fixed that
4.a. should replace them all?

5: car temp seems a little lower than my 85 300D turbo, on this trip temp stayed under the 80 the whole time.
5.a. is this the culprit for the gas mileage?
5.b. bad thermostat?

6: heater decided not to work on the last half of the trip. the ac works good and blows strong when you switch to heat it barely comes out and seems cool.

7: the car sat for 10 years in a garage or at least covered, it is very clean.
already replaced calipers, tires, brakes, fuel return lines, all fluids seemed good, filters, except air filter. hoses and belts seem fine.

ps i printed the glow plug and valve adjustment instructions from diesel giant
and i must say that for a very novice mechanic both jobs where very much within my capabilities. thanks to this forum for being such a great resource.
Happy motoring. ! DA
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