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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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1978 Mercedes 300 CD.. start up procedure

car has been setting for at least 10 years and was shut down working, and the engine had just been replaced with new. It is a non turbo diesel. What procedures do I need to do before I attempt to start the vehicle?

There was a significant amount of oil leaking on the garage floor where it was stored, and the oil didn't leak before it was taken out of service. The dip stick shows plenty of oil, and transmission fluid as well. Any ideas where this is coming from? It doesn't appear to be leaking when i pushed car out of garage after 2 days.

I need a both rear and front seats, prefer original tan or similar.

Thanks. Paul Schuster cablesweep@yahoo.com, 502-442-0565
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 12:02 PM
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Its never good when one of these cars sit, its even worse if it had s new engine installed.....if there was fuel left in the tank, then it would probably need to be drained and flushed.....
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