I love the idea of running two tanks. Very interested to see what you come up with.
For that matter the Northeast?Anyone in the Southeast available to install an OM617 in to a 110?
You probably don't have the loop style glow plugs.I really can't wait to get this OM617 up and running after hearing about a smooth driver (for a diesel at least).
I have been researching the valve adjustment and front and rear main seals. Came across Diesel Giant and like his tutorials:
I just ordered a thermostat and gasket kit...
Not sure if my motor has them or not but he has an interesting tutorial on upgrading loop glow plugs to pencil style.
Local to me in Virginia Beach is Abacus Racing.Anyone in the Southeast available to install an OM617 in to a 110?
Yes am selling it...Are you no longer selling this truck to the university ?
Should have the tank mounting kits by the end of the month.I love the idea of running two tanks. Very interested to see what you come up with.
There is no single source for used engines that I know about, but both pick-n-pull and Crazy Ray's (MD) seem to have a good cache from time to time.I know these engines are pretty common but anyone have a particular source on where to get a solid low mileage one?
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.
Yeah he sends me links and video clips.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.
Jakes:Hi from South Africa
We unfortunately only got the OM617 in naturally aspirated (NA) format (300D)...
Would you be able to add a turbo, or was the standard engine not up to it? (oil sprayers, crank, con-rods, pistons, etc), not to mention sourcing an IP with boost compensation.
What seems to be coming available is the OM605 inline 5 TDi (C250 TD) and even the OM602 (Sprinter van).
These are expensive over here as the engines are correctly considered to be pretty robust.
Would the OM605 or 602 have a similar bell-housing bolt pattern, or am I barking up the proverbial wrong tree?
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.
The Mercedes factory manuals call for an anaerobic sealer for the oil pan.The Mercedes oil pan setup seems a lot different than the Rover...
Subtract 23 years to my first Land Rover Engine Conversion and you are correct.I'm totally confused by post 129. That engine doesn't look just right. It's suppose to be painted with old hammerite and plenty of drips and runs! Isn't that right, Robert? :grin
There are many different sealants available nowadays since the 80s when the factory OM617 manuals were written that will probably work just fine... Thanks for sharing.FWIW..A master Mercedes mechanic told me on the upper pan all he uses is the grey permitex, after removing all gasket material down to bare metal said the orignal stuff was over priced and too difficult to find