Ok, being I have several issues I will need help with I decided to number them and keep them all separated. please help answer these or point me to the correct threads that can help.
issue # 1 early 1999 model, this is the loudest diesel I have heard. it is loudest at idle or part throttle and can become whisper quite at times under power. reminds me of lifters or rockers clacking. mine is twice as loud as my friends 96 model. any ideas?
Yep, there is a filter in there.
You'll need to buy a cheap fuel pressure gauge. It won't hold up to the diesel long but you can use it till it goes up or rob the end off it and attach it to a long hose that will run out front of hood and back to window to a oil pressure gauge. You can hold it out window going down the road to test.