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I have a 79 300D TD Waggon. When I first start it early of a morning it is difficult to start. Temp is about 60 degrees outside. What can I do to make an easier start?
 

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You should be posting in the w123 forum, you’ll get more responses.

Check to see if one or both of the fuel filters are clogged. Make sure you’ve got a good battery and starter. Check to see the glow plug relay is good and there is less than .5 ohm resistance on the glow plugs. The fuel tank may be full of algae, which can clog the fuel tank filter screen. The prechambers may be choked with carbon and interfering with the glow plugs. The engine’s compression should also be checked. Use a diesel purge to clean the injectors and reduce smoke and hard starting.
 
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