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    so I've been compiling a list of all of the OM617 swap projects I have found online thus far. please add to the list if you know of any more, or have links to more detailed info about any of these (for some of these swaps, all I have is a picture).



    OM617 in a 1967 Chevy C10 (mine!)

    forum thread



    OM617 in a 1988 Jeep Comanche

    forum thread
    another picture
    another post



    OM617 (naturally aspirated) in a 1997 Ford Ranger

    forum thread
    forum thread (pics don't work?)
    pictures



    OM617 in a 1994 ford ranger

    picture
    (all I have for this one is the picture in the above linked forum thread. does anyone have a build thread link?)



    * s-10 4x4
    ** forum post: http://www.4btswaps.com/forum/showpo...17&postcount=6


    * dodge dakota
    ** website: http://www.nigeriacrossing.com/sam/dodge (down?)
    ** forum post: http://www.4btswaps.com/forum/showpo...24&postcount=8
    ** mention of low power (NA, not turbo): http://www.4btswaps.com/forum/showpo...1&postcount=10


    * 1991 toyota 4runner:
    ** forum thread: http://www.clubfte.com/users/jniolon...gfulltilt.html
    ** note: he also posts pictures of someone else's swap
    ** note: he shortened his oil pan by an inch [http://toyotadiesel.com/forums/showp...1&postcount=54 [1]]


    * 1989 4runner:
    ** forum thread: http://toyotadiesel.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5347
    ** apparently he also posted here (pics not working) http://www.yotatech.com/f116/89-4run...82/index8.html
    ** he also posted here? (again, pics not working) http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=645413


    * 240D into 1991 a Lada Niva?
    ** website (only available via archive.org) http://web.archive.org/web/200405040...x4/index2.html
    ** note: he has pics of a remote oil filter setup.


    * 1987 Nissan Pickup
    ** picture: http://mercedesshop.com/shopforum/sh...33&postcount=8


    * 1966 Chevy Pickup
    ** picture: http://mercedesshop.com/shopforum/sh...33&postcount=8


    * OM617 in a 1967 Mercury Cougar
    ** youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REPlIm4H7B0


    * possible 1990 4runner swap? (not sure if this ever got off the ground)
    ** forum thread: http://mercedesshop.com/shopforum/sh...d.php?t=232459
    ** sounds like he decided to go with a VW engine: http://yotatech.com/f116/1990-4runne...roject-155258/
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    awesome!
    1991 Toyota Pickup, Mercedes 300D OM617 diesel
    1969 Land Cruiser project in progress with 4BT
    1989 Land Cruiser project in progress with 4BT
    2010 KTM 450

    Successfully installed 4BT, Isuzu 4BD1T, and Mercedes 300D engines into different vehicles.

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    the '83 toyota pickup swap just popped up in the austin craigslist. its going for $1750 in bastrop, texas.

    added links to his photos and the craigslist ad.

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    I have been collecting parts for my own swap. I think I have enough of them to finally feel good about getting the project rolling. If you want to see the engine running check it out on you tube. Search for "phills mercedes diesel". I hope to have some pictures of the project by mid summer.
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    '65 CJ-5 om617 (swap in progress)http://www.4btswaps.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9361
    '65 Rambler American with a SBC (might have more in the works)
    '70 VW Squareback

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    I was thinking about possibly putting a Mercedes diesel in a street rod.

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    You can add mine to the list ; I drove it today !! What a blast !!!



    Here are pics of the build process ...... http://www.flickr.com/photos/42246689@N06/

    Here is a link to the Build thread ......http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/3...994-yj-835449/

    If you have a JEEP and want to do this swap .... PM me ...... I can help !!!!
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    Hulk: Do you have a few pics of the complete vehicle? I'd like to see how it is setup, tires, top etc. How is your gearing, are you running about 3,000 at 70mph?

    This is one of the more sanitary builds I 've seen with this engine, looking seriously at doing a CJ7 after my 4BT project is done to use a daily driver.

    I was impressed you were able to simply adapt the P/S pp, the Vac pp, and the A/C to the Jeep. I haven't seen anyone interested in creature comforts, and I think it is a big deal to have a vehicle you can stand to sit in for a long period of time, and be comfortable.

    Keep us posted on MPG and any updates you make. I'm especially interested in a solution to the Cruise Control issue.

    I like this Jeep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W.R.Buchanan View Post
    Hulk: Do you have a few pics of the complete vehicle? I'd like to see how it is setup, tires, top etc. How is your gearing, are you running about 3,000 at 70mph?

    This is one of the more sanitary builds I 've seen with this engine, looking seriously at doing a CJ7 after my 4BT project is done to use a daily driver.

    I was impressed you were able to simply adapt the P/S pp, the Vac pp, and the A/C to the Jeep. I haven't seen anyone interested in creature comforts, and I think it is a big deal to have a vehicle you can stand to sit in for a long period of time, and be comfortable.

    Keep us posted on MPG and any updates you make. I'm especially interested in a solution to the Cruise Control issue.

    I like this Jeep.

    Randy
    You hit the nail on the head ..... this is the last vehicle I will own and I wanted ALL the creature comforts !!!

    I am running 31" procomp x terrain tires on ( for now; 1" body lift ) later this week 2.5 inch suspension ( since oil pan is resting gently on the front diff ); I am running a 2 piece ( targa top ) hard top with sliding fiberglass windows for my half doors ( so they are removable ) !!
    At the moment I have only got a fuel guage and a mechanical oil pressure ( 25 lbs at idle and 75 lbs cruising ) ... the speedo signal must have gone to the computer before the gauge and I cut out the computer ; the voltage gauge appears to be working ( i have no idea how or if it is accurate ) since I have not run the wire from the alternator to the gauge !! And temp gauge is not operating ; but I have an electric fan module that is controlling temp!!
    I only got to put about 30 miles on it before the OIL LEAK reared its ugly head and it is a heavy oil leak from where the Injection Pump meets the block that will be fixed this upcoming week !! Probably from the engine sitting for 3 years before I picked it up !!! I had already changed the head and valve cover gaskets just to be on the safe side !!
    The p/s was easy on the pressure side had to cut the mercedes tip off and the jeep tip off and install the mercedes tip on the jeep hose and double flare the end and plug back into mercedes pump !!
    The a/c should not be that hard since the stock jeep suction line is a direct fit into the mercedes suction line port ; but the discharge hose will have to be made at a specialty hose making shop cause it has to go from the passenger side over to driver side to meet up ( the a/c compressor looks like a GM unit ) I will need to dump the R-12 oil out and refill with R-134a oil and connect to vacuum pump for a good 8 hours !!
    Heater hoses at the mercedes water pump needed a 5/8 to 3/4 adapter to make that up and the return water hose was a direct fit ( it just needed to cross over the valve cover and I added a plastic 90 degree elbow to keep it from being kinked !!
    The vacuum pump mercedes hose simply plugged into the brake booster and just happened to have a tee in it ( so I can run axle vacuum disconnect on dana 30 and HVAC controls !!
    I need to contact a company called Dakota Digital to get my tachometer working also !!
    NOW on the cruise control...... I am gonna get that last ; but I would have to pick the brain of my mechanical engineer friend ; since I have the wiring harness it should not be to bad !!!

    I have no idea on fuel economy yet !! ( The guy I got the idea from says he is getting 32 mpg on highway and average 28 mpg combined ; and if he drives it like he stole it ..... 23 mpg ; but he agrees that 5th gear is useless) I am running 3.07 gears now and 5th gear is useless it drops the engine out of its power band !! I am deciding on 4.10 or 4.56 and ( eventually ) running 33 to 35 inch tires on the street and running thru DANA 44's front and rear ( but I have not installed the dana's or gears yet )!!

    I chose this engine for its unbelievable longevity ; but I never would have believed it if I had not seen it ...... there is an 84 Mercedes OM617 car, just like my donor car, at the local pull-a-part with ...... 974,442 miles on the odometer ........and someone took the water pump and transmission out of it !!





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    Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have !!!

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    so this is pretty comical: it appears that in order to stop spammers, there's a new rule where you can post an external link until your post count is at least 10.

    well, it turns out my post count is currently only 6 which means I can't edit the above post until my post count goes over 10.

    I'm going to put three most posts in here. hopefully I won't get in trouble with the mods.

    3 more to go...

    2...

    1...

    lift-off!!!
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    found another one:

    http://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series...ml#post3977615

    excellent work hulkgreen -- I need to update the first post in this thread and I'll add yours up there.

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    here's an adaptation of the om617 to a W56 toyota tranny.

    http://www.dieselswapguys.com/?p=10

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    Please remove the '83 toy pickup links. None are active nor can be found via archive.org (feel free to delete this post too!).

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    Is this thread alive or dead??

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    Default ford ranger mazda m5r2 or m50d-R1HD om617

    please advise if you know where i can get an adaptor plate for a om617 to a ford ranger or mazda truck.

    i found the m50d r2 but not my trans

    is there a difference in the bolt up between a m50d r2 and a m50d r1hd. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cell View Post
    so I've been compiling a list of all of the OM617 swap projects I have found online thus far. please add to the list if you know of any more, or have links to more detailed info about any of these (for some of these swaps, all I have is a picture).



    OM617 in a 1967 Chevy C10 (mine!)

    forum thread
    How does this perform? I want something to lug a 2WD '83 C10 around, preferably diesel, I'm seeing some 5 cylinder Merc engines pretty cheap, but can they pull that big a chassis?
    This ain't like no 1588cc VW diesel no more

    P-Pump 4BT now sold, I got a new diesel. 2.4l Mercedes

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