BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Jun 2004
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I think you already have the basics. Change the engine oil and filter and change the fuel filter. Clean the fuel screen before the primer pump. Take the plug and screen out of the fuel tank and clean it, flushing the tank with a little fuel before installing. Change the air cleaner oil. Check the level of the injection pump oil with the check plug on the side to the rear of the primer pump. Add engine oil to the pump through the red screw-on cap on the top, letting the oil run out of the check plug a little to flush out any fuel in the pump.
You will need to bleed the fuel filter by loosening the little plug at the top and pumping the primer pump until all fuel comes out, then tighten. You may need to bleed the injectors. To do this, crack loose the lines at the injector and crank the engine until fuel squirts out of each connection. You also need to use the glow plugs until the resistor in the dash gets red hot (about 30 seconds) before cranking to start it.
After you get it running, you should adjust the valves, as this can make a big difference for easier starting. I don't think that it will be hard to get started if it has only been sitting for a year and a half, assuming it was running before that. You might want to buy a Chilton's repair manual as a beginning repair manual, as it will give the basic specs and adjustments you need to make, and doesn't cost much.
The hydraulic clutches can be a pain on those cars, as they tend to leak, but you can deal with that (if it is a problem) after you get it started. Good Luck.