Wait as second. If I buy a galvy 110 frame and had 2.5NAD mounts on it would these then work to bolt the 617 to?After waiting months, have the motor mounts for both the series and for the 90 & 110...
These bolt right to the existing frame mounts in the Series II, IIA, III. Also in a 90 or 110 that originally had a 2.25, 2.5, 2.5 TD.
Cool - I was kinda worried about getting a new galvy frame and then having to cut and weld new mounts. We've been PM'ing about the kit. Once my white truck is sold I'll have some funds to get one. Driving with the 2.5 for a few days I think that OM617 will be a nice move.Yes these would bolt the engine to your existing frame mounts.
You would need the rest of the kit of which these mounts are components.
Can't wait to see the pan although it will be some time before I actually get to it.Picked up the finished oil pans today. ------ Follow up post added September 26th, 2013 04:03 PM ------ Lets schedule a call and I'll help work through a plan for you.
I will try and document it best I can although it will be very hard to compete with the level of detail of Mercedes Rover's thread on Portal. I have said it before, when I grew up with my grandfather and dad running diesel Benz's. My grandfather was brutal on cars and cheap as hell and the Mercedes diesels he had just kept on running and running. My dad liked them as they were so nice to wrench on plus in the 80's you could pick up old W115 and 116's for a song.I am really looking forward to seeing Don's come together. Ever since I saw mercedes rover's 88 and 109 I have been in love with the MB diesels in rovers. If only Ike would sell me his 80in shop truck with the MB 4 cylinder ....
Nice to hear - I like your way of thinking, hahaThey have more oil capacity... anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
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?Can't wait to install that new IP and have 40 more HP and lots more torque. Won't know the numbers exactly, but am hoping for 220 lbft of torque with 160 HP. The stock IPs are tuned to prevent the engine from putting out any smoke. Was behind a 300D sedan last week on the interstate and you could net tell it was a diesel. It smoked a lot less than the 200TDI. With the new settings it will definitely put out more smoke, but not an unacceptable amount.
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.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 - 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.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...
That is part of the coolant line. I have to check more into it as it doesn't seem quite right. A nice thing about these engines is that there seems to be an ample supply of parts. I got a whole mess of seals, belts and a water pump, for $100 shipped. Not GM cheap but I didn't think it was too bad.Very nice. What's up with that crazy Fat Albert bulging hose in the second photo?
I think Robert is getting one of those IPs from the Fin. I will most likely go that route once things are in and running for a little while.Cool looking engines. I enjoyed driving Roberts and that was before he put a 1.4 t case in and upped the fueling. Some guys in Finland have gotten crazy hp and torque numbers out of these engines.
The Mercedes oil pan setup seems a lot different than the Rover (or at least the V8 I did a couple of years ago). I will get some close up pics to explain but here are a couple things I noticed:
I use that on axles (stub to housing, drive flange to hub) but id use the right stuff on the pan.