Finally all back together and checked over for the first start, all went ok with no leaks! It's definitely happier ticking over now and sounds smoother, less boost/air noises going on.
I've moved onto the other side and have stripped most of the air box etc down and left the bolts soaking...
All back together, just a new diesel filter to fit and intercooler pipe. I've added a fitting for the boost gauge, just need to find a spot on the bulkhead to get the hose and egt wires through. The fuse boxe looks like the best bet.
Quick test drive and then turbo off next ready for the hybrid.
Can you get the reg or vin of the crashed van?
You'll need to keep to whatever turbo set up your van is, so swap the hole the manifold and turbo from the old engine. Otherwise the ECU will not be able to control the turbo without extra work.
I finally finished another project and made space in the corner to move the ML into so that it's not blocking anything.
The inlet manifold has been leaking for along time, I knew it would be a pain to do so was putting it off, it's the first job on the list. I bought the kit off eBay to blank...
Ideally you need the seat loom and possibly the module to control the electric functions of the seat? It will all tie into the dash switches. I'm not sure if it can even be done without coding in, I've only ever retrofitted options on much older cars.
I don't think anyone would argue that there's better value for money jeeps, even a well looked after ML55 isn't going to be far behind in terms real life performance and a fraction of the price. In terms of rarity and having something different, it's definitely on it's own. Most people wouldn't...
I thought this might interest a few 163 owners, a very rare ML58. Not sure on the asking price but it would be hard to find another I guess!