Don't know if you are a book guy but Marine Diesel Engines by Calder is pretty good.
I'm about 30 days ahead of you and diesel's seem pretty tough but there are things you can do to really toast one up. Probably should read up.
Thanks for the book tip. Just found and ordered it on Half.com for about 20 bucks.
Let me know what you run into as you get your motor back in shape.
This forum is great.............