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Hi
I just purchased an '84 300 SD w/ a vege oil conversion kit.
The alt/battery have been replaced and there
Is a red alt wire that's grounded(which runs to all
The power systems--windows, ant, seats etc) and it should not
Be grounded.
Either I got burned or jump starting the car caused an electrical
Problem w the wiring? Any thoughts?
I was excited about this car, but it's been at the shop more days than I've owned it
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Hi
I just purchased an '84 300 SD w/ a vege oil conversion kit.
The alt/battery have been replaced and there
Is a red alt wire that's grounded(which runs to all
The power systems--windows, ant, seats etc) and it should not
Be grounded.
Either I got burned or jump starting the car caused an electrical
Problem w the wiring? Any thoughts?
I was excited about this car, but it's been at the shop more days than I've owned it
Welcome to Benzworld, personally I would not have bought any Benz that has been converted in this way.

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M'kay, I bought the car from an automotive teacher, who purchased the car from a mechanic. I knew that he was honest and I was right. I just replaced the glow plugs and it starts right up in cold weather.
I read in bendz source that checking the compression is prolly a good idea if you don't want to throw away thousands of $$ and if you want to save thousands of $$ this is the best car on the planet to convert to vege oil (unless you hate the environment and saving $ at the same time
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Welcome to Benzworld, personally I would not have bought any Benz that has been converted in this way.
me neither, the only information i've found states that only the newer diesels have rubber that can withstand veggie oil; and that veggie oil eats older diesels rubber bits up.
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