82 300sd still not cold starting

after having the starter replaced <it needed it> now the glow light will not lite up on the dash. there is voltage going to the plugs at the realy on the pin side <5>
the glow plugs check out <replaced one> but unless i plug in the block heater it is a 30 sce crank to get it started 60F
I KNOW I MUST BE missing something but at this time do not want to put in a $220.00 relay box if i am getting voltage to the plugs from the relay box. the voltage last for 30 secs.
if i have to get a box so be it .
the guy also said he replaced a few vacumme lines .
it smokes like crazy so its getting fuel
any ideas????
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If this is how you treat YOUR car it's not much wonder it doesn't start as it should:
if both filters were replaced unscrew the one that looks like the oil filter and fill it with ATF or MOTOR OIL.this goes back to the tank and will mix with the diesel already there. it is a messy job but will help prime the pump.
Where in world did you ever get such an idea?
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respond to the question as this happened after the starter was replaced. not a filter change!
i did not see that the person had a 96 300 diesel or i would not have answered his question in the way that i did.
as for the 82s and the 84 it will not cause a harm.
this is shade tree art at best and works most of the time for all.
it is my guess is you know everything T G and have never failed .
if this is the case please answer MY question !
thank you
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The engine's smoke upon start up is the fuel, injected during cranking, being burned. That suggests the glow plugs are not heating.
Is the glow plug relay's 80 amp fusable link intact? Slide the GP relay's plastic cover UP - the link is under the cover. A new link costs about $1 at the dealer.
If the delayed start and the smoke occurred AFTER the starter was installed then the mechanic mixed up some wires and that this is the result.
You mention he did some other work. Yikes! YOU don't want "volunteer work" done to YOUR car, especially if YOU don't KNOW WHAT he did.
You may have to take the car to a M-B mechanic who can untangle this mess before the cold weather arrives. Otherwise this car isn't going anywhere.
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the 80 AMP link is ok. i have been banging in my head what else could have been done.
now he said that they rerouted some lines weather vacuume or wire i don't know.
am going to plug in the block heater and run her down this PM. STILL takes a bit of cranking but starting fluid is a no no.
even with the old BAD starter <that turned slow> it fired up & ran pretty good. hope he just had a bad day.
will keep you posted
thanx
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Have you checked your overload relay fuse?
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