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Old January 29th, 2014, 04:41 PM
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I have a custom, precision, computer-aided, metal fabrication company that could help you with the mounts, or anything else, if that's of any benefit to you.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 06:16 PM
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I will definitely be interested in seeing how the new IP does. 40HP is not bad at all. What is the cost on the IP?
They run 9000 Swedish Kronas for the top of the line M-Series IP complete with new 7.5mm plungers.




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Old January 29th, 2014, 06:22 PM
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Who is Richard?
Reminds me of one of my biggest email pet peeves. Calling my something other than my name (like calling me John, Jack, Jeff, etc) in a REPLY to one of my emails that includes a signature with my name spelled out.

I understand not everyone knows how to pronounce Jafir, so if you're talking to me in person I have no problem if you butcher my name, but if you cannot cut and paste or just type what you see in an email, you just aren't trying.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 12:39 PM
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Ok thanks for the info..
Are you going to be at Uwharrie Safari in April?
Am planning to be at Uwharrie, but again just depends on how project progress is lining up.

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Who is Richard?
I guess that's me, but it could also be Doug when he has to spend too much time on the phone or your paperwork is filled out incorrectly (just kidding Richard).
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Old January 31st, 2014, 01:04 PM
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Am planning to be at Uwharrie, but again just depends on how project progress is lining up.



but it could also be Doug when he has to spend too much time on the phone or your paperwork is filled out incorrectly (just kidding Richard).
Robert we both know you were way past "incorrectly".

Are you no longer selling this truck to the university ?
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Old January 31st, 2014, 03:33 PM
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Are you no longer selling this truck to the university ?
They still want it and am very close, but the lift is broken and I need to wrap it up by finishing the R380 install before they take it for their summer travels.

Hope to have the electric motor back from the rebuilders next week to get the lift working and have the 110 back in the air again to finish the work.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 08:23 PM
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Robert (or any other 617OM gurus)-

I am hoping to dive into my motor in the next couple of weeks to prep it for install. What items should I look to replace/clean/refurb/check while it is in the stand?
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Old January 31st, 2014, 09:38 PM
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Who is Richard?
That would be "Richard" as in "Uncle 'Richard' Douglas has a Land..." (refering to his tag line)
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Old January 31st, 2014, 10:57 PM
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That would be "Richard" as in "Uncle 'Richard' Douglas has a Land..." (refering to his tag line)
which is a quote he correctly attributes to my niece who calls me Uncle Douglas. The Richard part is an inside joke between my brother and I. The gentleman you were addressing is Robert Davis.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 08:53 AM
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Robert (or any other 617OM gurus)-

I am hoping to dive into my motor in the next couple of weeks to prep it for install. What items should I look to replace/clean/refurb/check while it is in the stand?
Adjust the valves, replace the valve cover gasket.
Read up on front and rear main seal replacement and replace those.
Replace the glow plugs and the hand primer pump.
Think about what you want to do for a glow plug controller.

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which is a quote he correctly attributes to my niece who calls me Uncle Douglas. The Richard part is an inside joke between my brother and I. The gentleman you were addressing is Robert Davis.
Has to be a record: went from being a dick to a gentleman in just 2 posts.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 09:48 AM
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Adjust the valves, replace the valve cover gasket. Read up on front and rear main seal replacement and replace those. Replace the glow plugs and the hand primer pump. Think about what you want to do for a glow plug controller. Has to be a record: went from being a dick to a gentleman in just 2 posts.
Thanks Robert - I will be posting here and PMing you when I get closer. But in the meantime I have some good late night goggle stuff. I am guessing it is covered pretty good online - Merc / OM617 guys seem as nerdy as us Rover owners.

Anyway to just use the 2.5 glow plug setup? I kinda like how the glow plug light comes on and I count down before firing up. Or I wouldn't be opposed to running an old Merc setup where you pull the control out and wait until the wire was glowing. I remember those from being a kid and seeing my dad do it on the 240D's we had.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 10:12 AM
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Thanks Robert - I will be posting here and PMing you when I get closer. But in the meantime I have some good late night goggle stuff. I am guessing it is covered pretty good online - Merc / OM617 guys seem as nerdy as us Rover owners.

Anyway to just use the 2.5 glow plug setup? I kinda like how the glow plug light comes on and I count down before firing up. Or I wouldn't be opposed to running an old Merc setup where you pull the control out and wait until the wire was glowing. I remember those from being a kid and seeing my dad do it on the 240D's we had.
Your 2.5 glow plug setup should work fine.
I would buy a factory workshop manual.
There are loads of useful info online.
Read up on how to replace the rear seal without disassembling the engine.
We have a 240D 4 speed.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 08:54 AM
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Robert,

I just found out what this year's tax refund is going to be....

What does your current stock of kits look like. Any manufacturing runs planned this year? -Dave
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Just sold the last 90/110 kit from the first batch.
Will have about 6 or so around the beginning of March 2014.
None of this batch are pre-sold yet, so we should have some kits to line up with your stateside reunion timing.
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Old February 4th, 2014, 09:31 PM
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Robert - I started going through the pieces this weekend and had a couple if questions:

Is this the correct orientation of the motor mounts? I know they are labeled but double checking.

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I am guessing the motor mounts install metal side down. I am assuming I need to grind down the tabs?

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Old February 4th, 2014, 09:37 PM
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Look at post 8 of this thread.
Picture 41 is the Right Mount assembly and picture 40 is the left.
Am still working on instructions in between all the other tasks...
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Dave:
Just sold the last 90/110 kit from the first batch.
Will have about 6 or so around the beginning of March 2014.
None of this batch are pre-sold yet, so we should have some kits to line up with your stateside reunion timing.
Thanks Robert -- a fortnight or so and I'll be back. Should know what the tax situation looks like by the 1st of March and will commit then.

Looking forward to it!
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Look at post 8 of this thread. Picture 41 is the Right Mount assembly and picture 40 is the left. Am still working on instructions in between all the other tasks...
Thanks Robert - looking at the pics on post 8 I have it set up corrrectly. The only other question is that nub on the bottom of the motor mount. Grind it off or drill the mount for it to sit in.

I know you are swamped so let me know if there is anything I can help with on the instructions like taking pics or measurements.
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I'm jealous as hell. In retrospect, I wish I had waited for Robert's kit to become available before purchasing my 300Tdi. The OM617 is everything that you could ask for in an overlanding diesel: rock-solid reliability and ubiquity. European owners drove their 300Ds until the interiors were trashed, then sold them to middlemen who drove them overland to sub-Saharan Africa, where they resold them to taxi drivers who drove them until there was no car left to fix.
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Old February 5th, 2014, 02:32 PM
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Grind it off or drill the mount for it to sit in.
I grind them off as being able to spin the mount has advantages.

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I'm jealous as hell. In retrospect, I wish I had waited for Robert's kit to become available before purchasing my 300Tdi. The OM617 is everything that you could ask for in an overlanding diesel: rock-solid reliability and ubiquity. European owners drove their 300Ds until the interiors were trashed, then sold them to middlemen who drove them overland to sub-Saharan Africa, where they resold them to taxi drivers who drove them until there was no car left to fix.
Yes it's the most fuel flexible, durable, and reliable engine I know of.
Dirt cheap to purchase in most junk yards and pick-n-pulls.
Do I hear the beginnings of a swap starting to ferment?
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Old February 11th, 2014, 08:05 AM
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Drove the white OM617 powered 110 today and it was a pleasure.
The new clutch and stumpy R380 shifted perfect.
This is all a matter of preference, but at highway speeds the quiet smoothness allowed me to take a cell call and actually hear the caller, something I have been unable to do in the Swiss 110 5 door.
The gearbox swap time frame was extended due to a broken lift, but was able to get the lift working with a high torque electric drill after the electric motor that turns the hydraulic pump failed.

While the white OM617 powered 110 was down for the gearbox swap, drove our Swiss 110 5 door that has a 200TDI and had almost gotten use to the extra noise and vibration. Was thinking of possibly leaving the 200TDI in place for the rest of the year while I tackled other projects. The decision was made on today's drive, out with the 200TDI and in with the OM617.
This summer an OM617 will go into the Swiss 110 5 door with an adjusted or performance IP, larger radiator and intercooler, and 2 X 18 gal auxiliary fuel tanks on each fender well.
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