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Hello,

I just purchased a 1980 300D that was being sold as a "parts car" because of the rust. Looking at it I realized the rust wasn't that bad and I can repair it later in the spring. It starts right up and runs smooth (I don't sense any fouled injectors or anything). The guy I bought it off explained briefly that the car shifts when it wants to just about every other time you drive it, and that it's a vacuum problem. I got a free Haynes Manual for it, and I'm doing a bit of research, but does anyone have any good tips or know of any good online readings explaining how the vacuum system works on the early 80s Diesel Benz? Any information is appreciated. This is my first post and I look forward to hearing from some of you.

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A better description of the Trans problem would be helpful.

Article on Transmission Vacuum
http://www.continentalimports.com/ser_ic20242.html

Repair Links (I go by Diesel911 at the peacparts site)
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/forumdisplay.php?f=82

http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/DoItYourSelf

I have gone the Haynes/Chilton manual route as well as some others. The one I use the most and find the most valuable is the Mercedes Factory Service Manual CD set. I covers everthing on the whole Car with the exception of rebuilding Turbochargers and Transmissions and there is not much info on troubleshooting transmissions; also while it tells how to replace suspension components it does not have the Front End alignment specs.
Factory Service Manual CD Set $19.99+$7 shipping
http://www.classictechlit.mbusa.com...t)&product_id=QL-6516-5610-02(ClassicTechLit)
 

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Also, my Volvo Diesel; made by VW is sort of 6 Cyl VW Rabbit Engine.
I overhauled the Bolck with VW Rabbit Pistons made in Brazil.
 

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Good stuff. Thank you!
 
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