Diesel 124 CE anyone?

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    Looks like it dropped a valve or 12 along the way.
     
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    Certainly the wrong engine if your going to transplant something of a heavy oil kind.
     
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    Cries out for an OM612 2.7 LITRE 5cylinder motor imho
     
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    Agreed. :thumb:
     
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    Now there is a thought. (Shouts) Mr Walker! - How you fixed.

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    Off to find a 2.7 engine.
     
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    The om603 is a lovely engine!
     
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    Indeed, why anyone would want to bin one for a cdi is beyond me.
     
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    I was chatting to a bloke outside MB Whitefield's parts dept who had a diesel 123 coupe. He said the original engine packed up along time ago and the previous owner fitted a diesel instead.

    Fuel economy wasn't great, performance wasn't great and it sounded like a tractor, not sure why you'd do it :dk:
     
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    Mostly just to wind Mr Walker up:devil:

    The real project will be a G Wagen (old one) with some sort of Mercedes (of course) turbo engine in it.
     
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    My om603 turbo take about 0.7l/10km and my M103 take 1l/10km. And the diesel engines you only change oil every 10000km and just keep going. So no expensive services need to be done.
     
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    Especially a 5 cylinder one....
     
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    Because they're an easy swap (a mornings work), and the early (pre 102) engines were a bit hopeless.
     
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    seems illogical to transplant such a slow engine into that car!:eek:
     
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    With a day and 14 hours to go it is currently on at £720, some people must like it and no I'm not bidding.
     
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    I bet it was still running he original gearbox and differential, hence the low economy.

    If the CE in the ebay advert has been done properly it will be a really nice car.

    An OM606 turbo with appropriate gear ratios would be ideal, quick, quiet, smooth, reliable and reasonably economical.
     
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