Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 1985 300CD
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
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RE: OM 617 engine swop.
I would look for a 617 that is already turbocharged, they are built with better internal cooling (ex. internal oil spray for cooling...). Otherwise the life of the engine would be comprimised from the heat build-up in result of the turbo-charging.
123 (300D, CD, TD)were turbocharged from 1981-> if that will help your hunt.
Might not be a bad idea to check with someone on the "Unimog" forum, as they use the 617 often but would have a better idea with the gearbox needs.
Hope this helps
Black on Palomino
@ 158,000ish miles