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I did all my filters and fluids.

Now for the rest: valves, chains, injectors, etc. What is the logical order to get it done, what should be done at the same time, and general experiences with attempting to make that diesel purr!
 

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The valves are adjusted every 15,000 miles. Do a purge to clean the IP and injectors. Do you have any service records for the car?
 

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check out mercedesshop.com and go to the diesel forum you will find a wealth of info there as well. use the search function for all your needs here as well as there.:D
 

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Thanks guys

I have browsed extensively through mercedesshop, benzworld and dieselgiant. Owesome sites with a lot of information. But my question is how to organize it all. I guess it sort of common sense, I should do the valve adjustment and time chain together. However, there are always "tricks of the trade" or tips.
 

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Ok, in essence, this is what you do with a diesel Mercedes when you first get it:

1. Do a diesel purge and change the fuel pre-filter and main fuel filter. Inspect all fuel hoses and the fuel tank screen. tighten hose clamps securely if necessary

2. Change the engine oil and filter

3. Remove the air cleaner, see if there is any oil inside, clean it out, replace the air filter. Inspect the air cleaner rubber mounts and the air cleaner bradket.

4. Remove the turbo plastic elbow and inspect the sealing rings on both ends and make sure they are not distorted.

5. Perform ALDA line service

6. Adjust the valves and replace the valve cover gasket.

7. Inspect the vacuum lines for any looseness or leaks

8. Remove the alternator voltage regulator (with negative battery cable disconnected), inspect the brushes, and replace if necessary

9. Inspect the engine oil cooler lines for oil leaks and replace if necessary

10. Inspect the engine mounts and the transmission mount and replace if necessary.

That will do for starters.
 
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