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New to me 73 220D

Just got a pair of 220Ds, one is for parts, it's a fred flintstone special. The other one has some problems, clutch is broken and brake lines are leaking. I will be pulling tranny this coming week, to see what it needs, my question for today is , I am assuming this has metric fittings on the hard lines for the brakes? Car has been sitting awhile, we drained and replace the fuel, had to pull it to start it, lit up in less than a 100', runs well. I am new to mb but have some experience with diesels, I have a dodge ctd and an oliver tractor with turbo waukeshaw engine.
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Congrats on your new project txs!

Yes, the fittings will all be metric. What year 220D is this (just out of curiousity). I am assuming that it is a late 60's or early 70's, making it a 114 or 115 bodystyle. Very fun and uncomplicated cars.

The basic function of your engine will be analagous to the later 240D's , which may help when you look up any problems in archives. The only major difference that I can think of is that your aircleaner MIGHT have an "oil bath" element which means you actually want a pool of oil in the air cleaner.

Are you familiar with the (unusual) starting procedure for that car?

\'87 Mer-B 300D (220,000 miles) (sold)
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\'2001 CLK430 Cabrio (50,000 miles)

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Uh, the year was included in the subject line, heh. It's a 73, we took the battery out of my truck, the older dodges are top post group 27. all the car would do is click, need to clean all terminals. we put it in third and pulled the car a few feet with the hood open and determined that the motor wasn't stuck. I would assume one lets the glow plugs warm things up before cranking when the temperature is cold? I was wondering if there would be any later 5 speed manual trannies out there that would fit without major issues, since I have to pull it anyway. I am going to put new hard lines on the brakes first and pull all the carpet and por15 the floorboards. I want something economical to putt around in, here in indiana I'm in the heart of soybean country, don't think we'll run out of fuel even if the middle east goes in the toilet.
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Almost forgot, thanks for the post and the interest, hope to be picking peoples brains as I go along.
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Sorry, I sometimes miss obvious details like titles

In '73 they may have switched to the more modern starting system. The (slightly) older diesels did not have the simple key turning to start the engine. Instead, to start the engine the key would have to be turned on, a knob was pulled out of the dashboard (under the instrument pod) part way to glow the plugs. There was a salt-shaker looking thing next to the knob that had a filament in it. Once the filament started to glow (as visible through the salt-shaker top), then the glow-plugs were warm and the knob could be pulled the rest of the way out to engage the starter.

Kind of a pain, but a very simple system to work with.

\'87 Mer-B 300D (220,000 miles) (sold)
\'93 Mer-B 300D (173,000 miles) (sold)
\'87 Porsche 928 (101,000 miles)
\'98 Dodge Ram quad-cab (250,000 miles)
\'2001 CLK430 Cabrio (50,000 miles)

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