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Old February 23rd, 2016, 04:19 PM
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Cleaning the chamber was the biggest pain in the ass on this job

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Old February 23rd, 2016, 04:22 PM
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Almost done installing them.

I would like to wrap up tonight and give a test fire. Hoping these smooth out the idle and clean up the smoke a bit.

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Old February 23rd, 2016, 05:07 PM
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Cleaning the chamber was the biggest pain in the ass on this job
great work as usual Don!

out of curiosity, how did you clean the chambers?
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 06:40 PM
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great work as usual Don! out of curiosity, how did you clean the chambers?
Thanks!

Combination of paper towels wrapped around a screwdriver and Q-tips dipped in acetone. The Q-tips worked the best but I used about 10 each chamber!

------ Follow up post added February 23rd, 2016 07:42 PM ------

Btw - got it done and a quick start in the garage. A little smoother running but not a huge difference. Still throwing some exhaust smoke. But I feel like I need to take it for a good run and have get to operating temps to see for sure if the new injectors helped or not.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 08:34 PM
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Thanks! Combination of paper towels wrapped around a screwdriver and Q-tips dipped in acetone. The Q-tips worked the best but I used about 10 each chamber! ------ Follow up post added February 23rd, 2016 07:42 PM ------ Btw - got it done and a quick start in the garage. A little smoother running but not a huge difference. Still throwing some exhaust smoke. But I feel like I need to take it for a good run and have get to operating temps to see for sure if the new injectors helped or not.
nice Don - just thought I'd check to see what others did

i used a paper towel as well, sans screwdriver, acetone and q-tips
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Old February 24th, 2016, 10:52 PM
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Did you have a chance to run it down the road today, Don? Fingers crossed for you!
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Old February 25th, 2016, 12:34 AM
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Where'd ya fins the 315's, be next on my bucket list
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Old March 6th, 2016, 03:15 PM
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Has anyone completed this on a RHD defender 110? I just bought one and it appears the alternator does not fit due to the steering box. Thoughts
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Old March 6th, 2016, 03:30 PM
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I have completed it - no issues with alternator clearance.
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Old March 6th, 2016, 04:32 PM
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I have completed it - no issues with alternator clearance.
Any chance you can post a pic? The alt fan won't clear the steering box. Also, the engine fan will hit the box as well.
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Old March 6th, 2016, 05:04 PM
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This is the best I could do... Lots of room to spare though...



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Old March 13th, 2016, 06:58 PM
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Any chance you can post a pic? The alt fan won't clear the steering box. Also, the engine fan will hit the box as well.
Please post some pictures of your install because your interference statements are incorrect no disrespect intended, probably a bogus install if the kit came from me.
Not only does the alternator fit, but am also told the stock AC compressor fits the RHD as well.
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Old March 13th, 2016, 07:04 PM
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Get an electronic fan,
I went with the taurus fan kit,
The fan sets too far back unless you're moving the radiator back to it,
For the fan to work properly it has to be very close
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Old March 13th, 2016, 07:25 PM
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Good input, Howard!
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Old March 13th, 2016, 07:32 PM
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Thanks!

Combination of paper towels wrapped around a screwdriver and Q-tips dipped in acetone. The Q-tips worked the best but I used about 10 each chamber!

------ Follow up post added February 23rd, 2016 07:42 PM ------

Btw - got it done and a quick start in the garage. A little smoother running but not a huge difference. Still throwing some exhaust smoke. But I feel like I need to take it for a good run and have get to operating temps to see for sure if the new injectors helped or not.
Most 617s haze cold.

Hazing hot at idle, not so good.

I'm assuming the valves are adjusted and you have confirmed pump and cam timing.

If compression is pretty equal, within 20psi or so cold, closer hot) and pump and cam timing are right it might be time to get a pump built for it. I might have a 85 core laying around.
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Old March 13th, 2016, 09:42 PM
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Don, mine will run soooooooo much better after a long 5 hour trip, don't know why, but it seems to be the trick
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Old March 14th, 2016, 09:58 AM
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Did you have a chance to run it down the road today, Don? Fingers crossed for you!
Still no real time with it yet. Was redoing my hood and while at it starting to redo some wiring. Hoping this time next week I'll get it out for a solid run.

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Where'd ya fins the 315's, be next on my bucket list
I got them from Greazzer on PeachParts/SuperturboDiesel - great guy to deal with.

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Most 617s haze cold.

Hazing hot at idle, not so good.

I'm assuming the valves are adjusted and you have confirmed pump and cam timing.

If compression is pretty equal, within 20psi or so cold, closer hot) and pump and cam timing are right it might be time to get a pump built for it. I might have a 85 core laying around.
Thanks for the info. Sounds like you have a lot of experience with this engine.

The valves were adjusted a few months ago by a local Euro shop that has had done them way back when W123 300TD's were owned and driven by local people.

I have not confirmed pump and cam timing and need to check compression as well. That will be my next steps and will most likely go to a garage that has experience with it as it is probably outside my skill range.

I am tossing around getting a new IP with bigger plungers. Costly but scrubs said it really woke up the OM617.

------ Follow up post added March 14th, 2016 11:06 AM ------

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Don, mine will run soooooooo much better after a long 5 hour trip, don't know why, but it seems to be the trick
Thanks Scrubs - I really need to just get this out on the road for extended periods.

BTW - what M pump plungers did you get. There is a guy from Portugal selling M Pumps on STD and he offers 6, 7.5 or 8mm.
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Old March 14th, 2016, 10:15 AM
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I just asked for the 7.5mm treatment, wouldn't go back at all n stick with "The Wizard" he knows his stuff

Oh, if irrc, he only will do 8mm on MW pumps, we figured that was more than what I was looking for
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Old March 16th, 2016, 09:02 PM
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Took the truck out for a good 60 mile round trip today to stretch its legs. It pulled well through mixed country roads, interstate and a good 2 mile climb over Storm King.

And then it broke down in my neighborhood.

It's showing symptoms of fuel starvation and I'm seeing bubbles in the fuel line between the primer pump and the IP itself. After the breakdown I was able to restart and limp it home by remaining in first gear medium to high revs. Once I shifted to 2nd and the engine came under load it stalled again. I wasn't able to do much diagnosis after getting home because it was dark. Tomorrow I'll start looking at:
-Vapor lock
-fuel line crack
-fuel filters
-shutoff solenoid function (may be losing power)


All that being said, I was most impressed finally getting her out on the interstate where it was relatively flat. She cruised great at 65-70. Honestly 5th gear is too tall with this 1.2 and I really only used it on downhills to reduce revs at 70mph. I really see this setup having few limitations once it is properly mated with a 1.4 LT230.
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