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Old 02-12-2021, 02:03 PM   #26
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front sump fits with a notch on the back of it, you can get the pan off a is300 and its a little easier to work with, may not even need as much of a notch. its not worth spending the money on a mid sump, you're still gonna have to hack up the k member to make it fit. use whatever you have imo
I'm actually putting it in the 940, not sure how much different locations are. But yeah I found the same thing, the parts to swap the pans and sump makes it not really worth it.
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Old 02-12-2021, 02:25 PM   #27
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I'm actually putting it in the 940, not sure how much different locations are. But yeah I found the same thing, the parts to swap the pans and sump makes it not really worth it.
Probably easier considering the steering rack location
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Old 02-14-2021, 02:51 PM   #28
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Got the bottom end together. For one main bearing that was a little knicked up so I replaced them.





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Old 02-14-2021, 03:46 PM   #29
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Knicks are just oil reservoirs lol
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Old 02-14-2021, 04:00 PM   #30
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I'm really excited to see how this goes.
I've been seriously considering building a mild OM606 V90/965 for a few months.
I'm sure this will be excellent.
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Old 02-15-2021, 02:41 AM   #31
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Is that six head bolts per cylinder? Well not quite, but you know what I mean.

Someone wasn't playing around in the Mercedes powertrain department.
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Old 02-15-2021, 03:13 AM   #32
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Is that six head bolts per cylinder? Well not quite, but you know what I mean.

Someone wasn't playing around in the Mercedes powertrain department.
26 headbolts. These things are very very well built. Like most mercedes things
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Old 02-15-2021, 03:14 AM   #33
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How am I just seeing this?
I've had an OM606 in storage for 6 months, want to get around to putting it in my 245 but my 242 is taking all my time and money. I'm interested how you sort out issues like fitment with the front core support and swaybar. I might have to think again before selling my motor
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Going to update with some more pictures on the assembly but here it is running in it's all mechanical goodness shot with a potato

https://youtu.be/67u9ZEzajgE
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Going to update with some more pictures on the assembly but here it is running in it's all mechanical goodness shot with a potato

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Engine sounds great. Nice job Erik. Is the GTX4202R going on the OM606? (kidding) (mostly)
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Engine sounds great. Nice job Erik. Is the GTX4202R going on the OM606? (kidding) (mostly)
haha i wish i was that crazy but not for this one. im going to be sticking with a stock turbo for the time being. need to get a spare engine before i get to crazy with this one!

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That engine sounds sweet!
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I showed my girlfriend your thread and now shes having me search for a blue 245. Thanks!

Im in love with your car, it seems like the perfect adventure-mobile
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awesome work Erik! This thing looks incredible
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I showed my girlfriend your thread and now shes having me search for a blue 245. Thanks!

Im in love with your car, it seems like the perfect adventure-mobile
YES!
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thanks for all the compliments guys! once my trans controller comes in i will yank the b23 and aw out and start messing with the mounts. im going to use as much of the old 300td as i can, going to see about using the ac condenser and the stock intercooler. amazingly the intercooler is about the same width and height as the airdam cutouts so depending on where the piping ends up im going to try and keep it there. amazingly enough from the front of the mechanical fan to the end of the guibo is 1 inch shorter then the same measurements on the redblock. that is one of the main reasons i decided on using a rear sump pan. i have no doubt in my mind that you could make the front sump work but with the rear sump setup the oil pump is much less of a issue if you were to smash the pan.

also another fun fact when doing the calculations to find out what my "actual" ratio will be, with the 3.73 and the 27 inch tall tires it brings it to a 3.44:1 the stock e300td has a 3.46:1 so it will be interesting to see how close the rpms will be and if it will get decent fuel economy

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