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This is friggin awesome; interested to see this build, the 3.0 would have a nice bit of power in a 90
 

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Prius AC compressor: potential on board air....
The power consumption and price make that option a bit prohibitive. I think you can find something but you'll need a second alternator or a high output to keep a compressor like that running...
 

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The M57 diesel will be the real gem of a swap when somebody figures it out on this side of the pond.

A lot of competition trucks running it, tuned to some very impressive power numbers (like 350hp)

(And its a USA federalized engine)

Harness to make it run: http://www.rallyraid.co.uk/shop/proddetail.php?prod=EL_1059

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_M57

I was actually looking up alternative swaps for defenders and this came up as an option. Its an ECU driven motor so a lot of the bits to make it stand-alone are expensive and obviously the cost of entry to get your hands on the diesel makes it a bit too spendy here.

Now, I searched high and low on the forum but I couldn't find it anywhere, the OM606 merc diesel is a 3.0L diesel that can be made mechanical with some very basic mods. There are also kits in existence to mount a GM transmission behind one.

Trying to figure out why guys are putting om617's into their D's but aren't looking at the 606 (which, by all accounts, is a very superior engine). There is a cost difference but the 606 was present in US Mercs until 99
 

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I'm sure people are looking into the OM606, but the problem is that no-one offers a comprehensive adapter kit for it.

The only reason people are going with the OM617 is because rdavis put his money and effort into developing the swap.
These guys have the adapter plate:
http://www.transmissionadapters.com/Mercedes diesel.htm
This gentleman fit it with the advised PM603 IP swap (Mechanical) and a different sump/oil pan from a 3.2CDI
http://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/159894?page=2
 

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Since I'm installing a different Speedometer, what do you think the mileage should be? Should I set it to the old speedometer mileage or reset it? Or I could leave it alone. I have a photo of the old speedo with mileage for my records. The used speedo has 63903 miles according to the seller. I sent an email last week to both Seattle Speedometer and North Hollywood Speedometer asking if they can adjust the mileage and neither responded.

It's the Td5 speedo (or MY99 speedo since it wasn't installed in just Td5s). I found this very informative thread about how to adjust the mileage. It looks like it would be simple with a USB EEPROM programmer and a clip so I wouldn't need to solder wires onto it. Although I'd need to take the speedo apart to gain access to the chip. I suppose both those speedometer shops would have to do the same thing, so there's no point in sending it out if I can do it myself.

https://forums.lr4x4.com/topic/69070-td5-speedo-mileage-run-up-circuit/?page=1
More info also here: Td5 Speedometer Reprogramming

The speedo counts down from FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF. So that equals 1 mile. Those are the first 8 of the 16 bit words in the EEPROM.

My mileage is 196086, so I calculated that as follows:

196086 / 16 = 12255.375

65535 (FFFF) - 12255 = 53280

53280 in Hex = D020

12255 * 16 = 196080

196080 = D020 D020 D020 D020 D020 D020 D020 D020

Off by 6 so subtract first 3 by 1 (each 16 bit word subtracted by 1 equals 2 miles).

53279 in Hex is D01F, so 196086 should be D01F D01F D01F D020 D020 D020 D020 D020
Which transducer did you use for the TD5 binnacle. I have one installed that isn't working, need to fit a different one
 

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It's the green one. VDO brand. YBE100530
It's odd, I picked up one from my local Napa that appeared to be correct but I got no reading on the speedo.seemed like it was too shallow to replace the cable driven mechanism I pulled out of there.

I think the P/N was correct as well. Could it be that my Tcase is too early to accept these sensor or more likely I have the wrong one
 
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