RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Q: This car is actually 1986 300 SDL on 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD

Rookie cbe0621eac06868b3efe0d8d1d3611e23c60d3114864ea2ec19a68cfbd3eebab
I have not done a compression test, but the head gasket is suppossed to be blown. Now my question is will this keep it from running?
No car image 94a1663db56199c5353592009e34aaa51078a2469bed068bb8d6f0ba43accf97
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
| |
A blown head gasket may allow coolant to leak into the cylinders and hydraulic lock the cylinder. If enough coolant enters the cylinder on the compression stroke the valves are closed and the piston travels upward trying to compress the coolant which is a solid, it becomes unable to compress a "solid" and prevents the engine from starting. A badly blown head gasket in which case the cylinder no longer contributes or makes power will make the engine difficult to start as a diesel engine needs good compression to build heat to produce combustion and run.
Common! it's clear someone told you you had a blown headgasket. NO YOU CANNOT DRIVE THE CAR!!!! Unless of course you are up to buying a new engine. That is more than the car is worth!

If you are going to let it sit that long you'll have to put an additive in the tank. Diesel fuel goes bad alot quicker than gas.
No I do not want to drive the car but I just wanted to here it run, because it has sit for longer than a year...
Didn't find what you were looking for?