Originally Posted by Jymmiejamz
It was in a junkyard car, so it must have been cared for.
So far have never bought a bad OM617 in a junkyard.
The vehicles rust out, transmissions go bad, but as lucky as it is the engines have all run fine.
Am casual friends with one of the managers and he told me the car this engine came out of was driven in.
Someone got the injectors before we pulled it.
We adjust the valves, install new glow plugs, remove the injectors and pop test them and check the spray pattern and install new nozzles when needed.
The OM617 in my 110 has unknown mileage and still bears the junkyard paint signature.
Did the above maintenance and when testing the gear reduction starter, it started and ran unexpectedly without any glow.
To date, have gone just over 16,000 miles and it runs like new.
No smoke and uses no oil.
In 1976, due to the oil crisis and the need for more frugal engines, Mercedes-Benz engineers installed the new three-liter diesel engine with five cylinders in the C 111-II for the first tests. In the car, now called C 111-IID, the OM 617 LA engine developed as much as 190 hp, thanks to turbocharging and intercooling, as opposed to the 80 hp output of the production N/A engine which powered the Mercedes-Benz 240 D 3.0. In June 1976, the Mercedes-Benz C 111-IID reached spectacular speeds on the test track at Nardo near Lecce in Italy. In the course of 60 hours, four drivers established a total of 16 world records – thirteen of these applying to diesel-engined cars and three to cars in general, irrespective of their type of engine. During the tests, an average speed of 156 mph (252 km/h) was recorded.
Originally Posted by Uncle Douglas
Now I understand why your Sankey's don't rust out.
That black bottom is just shadows.