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Starting a 1985 300 D after it has sat 3 years
I have a 1985 300 D that has sat 3 years without being started.
I attempted to start it after fully charging the battery and just heard the click of the starter solenoid. I know that the Battery is sound and is holding a full charge, and I believe the starter is good., but I think things may have gotten a bit "stuck" and there is too much of a load to turn that mighty 5 cylinder diesel . Is there a good way I can manually turn this over ? If so which way(as you face it) does the engine turn.
This would be fairly straight forward for me if this were a gas engine, but I am not that well versed with diesel, any suggestions would be appreciaterd