New Owner Question

I just bought a 1983 240D from a family member and know nothing of diesel engines and their are. Can anyone suggest a book or two to help me maintain this beauty for the next 287000 miles? Also wonder if anyone would suggest
a regular maint. schedule I can do? Thanks
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Change oil and filter 3,000 miles; adjust valves 12,000 miles. Replace fuel filters annually and keep a spare set on board (filters can stay clean for ten years and one bad fillup fouls them). Air filter as needed (appearance).
A reasonable choice of literature might be a Haynes manual available online or at parts stores.
Bill Ditmire Ditmire Motorworks,Inc. 425 White Horse Pike Absecon,NJ 08201 http://www.ditmire.com 609-641-3392
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New Owner Question Group: alt.auto.mercedes Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003, 8:58am (EST-3) From: snipped-for-privacy@wintersnet.net.net (StevenMercer) I just bought a 1983 240D from a family member and know nothing of diesel engines and their are. Can anyone suggest a book or two to help me maintain this beauty for the next 287000 miles? Also wonder if anyone would suggest a regular maint. schedule I can do? Thanks xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx try to get an owners manual for it it will only be about 3 pages long <kidding> then you will under stand some of the knobs & buttons are for. also how to put the hood WAY UP so you can look at the stuff close to the fire wall with out knocking your self out
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