I hope so. One of the things I want to check this weekend. I bought the vehicle with the swap done. May have a lower temp thermostat installed as it came from Arizona.Is there a thermostat fitted??
Thought it could be done. Found this, post #203I know this is an old post, but I am wondering if the stock 2.5 diesel oil cooler would be sufficient to help cool the oil of the OM617. I know the 2.5 NA is not turbocharged, but the oil cooler that came with looks pretty hefty. I also like the location of the stock cooler in front of the radiator. The stock Benz oil cooler is resting under the radiator lengthwise.
Currently with the weather we are having in NY the engine temp stays at the bottom bar even after a good half hour of warming up. I know there's no load while the motor is idling, but from having other turbocharged diesels, the temps would get to normal operating temperature within ten minutes or so of idling.
Any progress reports since the installation? Getting the same turbo for my OM617 when the stock unit fits the shan.I am installing a Holset HE221w turbo to the OM617. It is supposed to be a lot more efficient of a turbo than the HX30 and light years ahead of the original Garrett.
The trickiest part was getting the T25 mount of the OM617 manifold to T3 of the HE221. I found an adapter on eBay that used 2 of the 4 stock bolts. I TIG welded the parameter and then had the manifold ceramic coated. Attached is a picture of the adapter made by Mamba.
The HE221 has a M10x1.25 oil inlet. I got an M10x1.25 to AN-4 adapter off Ebay.
The drain I am getting from the person I bought the turbo from. It will have a AN-10 fitting and I have a bunch of old AN-10 hoses to use.
Air inlet elbow will be Cummins. Expensive but I didn’t feel like trying to find and fab something that will work.
Exhaust I actually had a V band and a V band clamp that was shallow enough to use.
I had to make a relocation bracket for the wastegate actuator after clocking the turbo to fit. I borrowed some of the exhaust flange bolts. Seems to fit pretty well.
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That would help. The swap was done on the ‘85 MOD 110 and I was referring to the actual metal mount brackets. I ordered gen Benz rubber mounts as the one on the passenger side is collapsed. Apparently this is a known issue with the Benz crowd. If the new ones I’m putting in don’t last I’ll switch to the GM ones for the Cummins swaps. If it can handle the torque and weight of a 4bt, then the OM617 should be ok. Tweaking little things here and there as I’m daily driving it.What vehicle?
The rubber mounts or the metal mounts?
That’s what I thought. I’ll swap them around when I get the new motor mounts. Thank you for the kit design and quick responses.The custom metal brackets that came with the OM617 Conversion kit are different left to right.
Gotcha. The one in particular is the passenger side one(right hand) motor mount to “bushing” it looks like that is for the other side based on the pictures I find on these treads. I’m other words, the mounts that attach to the motor have been flipped left to right side. But it could just be that batch. I asked originally to get more information since I never did the swap myself and don’t have the instruction manual or directions for the swap. Trying to correct and take kinks out as I go. Once I sort the mounts I’ll see about the glow plug setup and see about using the stock Benz and Rover partsDon't think the metal mounts can be installed incorrectly.
In other words, think they only will fit one way, although I've never tried to install them incorrectly..
The frame mounts are very different from one another and there are 4 of them:
2 left hand, and 2 right hand, 1 for the engine, and 1 for the frame on each side.
Not sure i even understand what you are asking.
For sure. Thank you again for the prompt responses. EForgive me for not understanding, but if you don't have the installation guide for the kit, then it could be just as hard to determine if something is wrong, then to verify that it is right.
The OM617, being an indirect injection engine does not like to start without a full set of active glow plugs.
I knew the answer was here brackets are indeed on the wrong sides. I again apologize for asking too many questions. I come back to this post as a legit reference guide for the OM617 swap. ELook 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...