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Date registered: Jul 2011
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Please Help 1968 220D
I am looking at buying a used 1968 220D(automatic transmission).
The car I'm looking at has two problems:
1. Hard to start- It takes a long time of trying for it to start up. We noticed that one or two glow plugs were still cold right after trying to start, and also the wiring is frayed as could be going to the glow plugs.
I think if I replace glow plugs and wiring, it should start up fine. What do you guys think?
2. The owner says that when he starts it up and shifts to drive, it takes off really quick, as if you dropped the clutch in a manual. He also says that when you come to a stop, it tries very hard to keep going. You need to shift to N to keep from killing it. He also says it doesnt always do this, sometimes it works fine. I think it is just having trouble deciding when to shift into 1st gear. I think if I adjust the transmission a little, so that it shifts sooner, it will work fine. What do you think? Also, if I'm right, where would I find the cables(or whatever) to adjust this?
Any help and feedback is greatly appreciated!!!