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Hello, my son and I are doing a OM617 swap into a 2008 Jeep. You do awesome work. Do you sell these oil pans? Will they fit an OM617 from 1981? Thanks in advance.
Custom Oil Pan for the 110

With the oil pickup just behind the front diff tube, designed a custom oil pan.
The top half is cast and the bottom constructed. This was not easy, but eliminated the clearance issues and could be easily designed to compensate for the slight engine tilt necessary to keep the stock oil filter housing with the stock oil cooler lines and all the thermo valves and spring loaded this and that...

The back of the OM617 stock oil pump housing is cast as one piece that includes the oil pickup assembly. In order to build a rear sump, it requires manufacturing the back half of the oil pump from scratch in order to take a long pickup tube. I did this successfully years ago (for a Classic RR conversion) that never went into production because it was too expensive to produce.

Note the baffle to keep the oil from running back when on a steep incline. The oil pump is complicated with a relief valve that recirculates unused oil making it great for off-road use. This is unlike most oil pump designs that simply dump unneeded pressure and volume back into the sump area of the pan.

So you can see how important it was to space the engine back enough in both the 110 and the Series III, thus the short adapter shown above...

In the 110, to clear the front diff (eliminating the need to modify the suspension).
In the Series 88 & 109, to clear the stock radiator and leave the stock 4 cylinder bulkhead and transmission unaltered and unmodified.
 

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Discussion Starter · #382 ·
Haven't made any of these in about 5 or 6 years.
They are discontinued.
 

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OM617 Oil Pans are coming out... Here is a picture of 13 adapter castings and 9 oil pan castings that went to the machine shop months ago. The second batch of oil pans for the 90 & 110 conversions is in the final stages. If you do the simple addition, the other 4 pans are almost done which are part of a 13 unit production batch which will come out in chunks through the fall and winter. Dropping these 4 off at the welding shop this morning, see second picture. Then after they are welded will go to the machine shop for the final finishing. In a few weeks we should have 4 more oil pans ready for anyone wanting a kit. In summary, have sold 1 kit from this second batch, so will have 3 complete kits for the 90 - 110 available shortly if anyone wants one. Bringing the OM617 110 to the Cove this weekend if anyone cares for a test drive. The OM617 is federalized and completely approved by all applicable US agencies, so there should be no issues with converting a 90 or 110. We also have some transmission mounts for the Short Belhousing "Stumpy" R380 and LT77 if you need these for your conversion shown in the last picture. And we still have 3 kits left for the Series IIA and III available as well. We won't run another IIA - III batch until next year. Then that should end the production run of the OM617 conversion.
Are these still available for purchase? Thanks! [email protected]
 

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No, but I can send you contact info of someone who had a kit.
 
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