1981 MERCEDES BENZ 300SD ROUGH IDLE, NOISE, LOW POWER

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1981 Mercedes Benz 300sd Two Wheel Drive Automatic 212K M miles

I've got a 5 cylinder, 3L turbo diesel (just bought it). It idles like a 440 with a bumpy cam (my nice classy Mercedes rocks back and forth at stop lights; embarrassing).
The noise. It has one particular clatter within the usual diesel clatter. There's a lot of clatter from my injection pump, according to my stethoscope. Is that normal?
The low power is at high RPM; around 1800. It gets there fast but suddenlly the power drops off, sometimes just before a shift.
Turbo lag is greatly exaggerated.

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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 AT 3:52 PM

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When is the last time you change the fuel filters on this jet?

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