David & all,
Newbie here, 1st post.
Still have your 220D? I think I need a fuel injection pump (part #0400 114 045) from any 220D (chassis #115 110 107), running or not. A local shop (Southwest Diesel) will rebuild it for me if need be. Please give me a fair quote, including your cost to remove from engine & ship to zip 85021.
Mechanic advice also requested:
So far, I've got fresher fuel, already changed fuel injectors (all 4 were clogged!), tested compression 2x (cranks solid, all cylinders @ ~310 psi/21 bar), replaced 4 faulty glow plugs (new ones test ok), installed all new filters and hoses, and changed the vacuum pump diaphram (after cleaning oil from transparent vacuum lines). All fuses a-ok.
Car still doesn't start well; always requires 2-3, eight-second-long cranks of the starter to turn over. She's done that since I bought her 2 years ago, yet both of my other diesels (VW's - an '03 Jetta & '81 Rabbit P/U truck with WVO kit) always start up first time I turn the key, even in winter! Does not matter whether I use fresh #2 diesel, locally purchased "legal" b100 biodiesel, or my own homebrewed b100 (been makin' it for years).
No WVO greasecar kit in the Benz (yet), so it's obviously not a viscosity problem. Have used b100 bio-d in this car since I got her, but now using only #2 ultra-low-sulfur diesel. My injection pump seems to run dry of oil too quickly; refilling about every 2 weeks. Is this normal? Do you think using the b100 has maybe dissolved the seals, etc. in the IP?
Once she starts, she runs well if I keep her under ~40mph. But as soon as I accellerate above that speed she bucks and acts as if not enough fuel is getting into the engine. After slowing down and parking, idle becomes regular again. No leaks.
Help!!! Any advice would be welcomed, even from anti-biodiesel believers.