I think that's what I'll do. I picked up a set of filters to day This thing really does run well considering how fugly it is.The fuel still get ignited so there is still a bit of a flame, just not like a petrol engine that puts out quite a bit.
When i test engines after i have rebuilt them, i start them on a bench, i have tried with a manifold attached and others without. There were no flames on either setup. It could have something to do with the fact diesels have quite a bit more exhaust volume compared to a petrol engine.
Most fires are caused be electrical shorts and dry grass in dirty machines. The grass or burning wires catch and burn up and catch leaking grease/oil on fire.
I would throw new oil and filters at it first, then attack the manifold later on.
Some machines look really bad but work so well. Especially when they live near the ocean or do snow removal. All the salt makes them rust pretty fast.I think that's what I'll do. I picked up a set of filters to day This thing really does run well considering how fugly it is.