Ok, I've been trying to start a 1979 240D. It is auto and with approx 210K. I bought from a guy that stated engine just stopped firing on.
I checked battery, fully charge it.
Checked battery cables, are decent.
Replaced all four glow plugs with the OG loop style, cleaned all wire connectors and ground to head
Checked compression (all four cylinders are reading about 200 psi) Is this too low of compression to start up engine??
With all this, engine turns and engine does not fire up.
Now, when I disconnect the #1 metal injection line from the injector, I do not see fuel squirting out. Is this normal?
I did change both front filters and have not yet cleaned the screen in tank (started funneling fuel yesterday)
I do see fuel squirt out when I loosen the plastic lines connected to the main filter.
Could the pre-pump be the cilprit of all of this or is the engine too tired to created enough heat to fire it up??