Date registered: Feb 2010
Vehicle: MB 1979 300CD non turbo, '89 Suburban, 3.9L Cummins, 475 turbo trans from 1.5 ton '96 bread truck
Location: Nashville, Tn
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CAN I ADD TURBO?? W123 1979 300CD nonturbo
I am a newbee to this site and need some help from the collective knowledge of your members.
Please help me turbo my non turbo engine.
My Mercedes Benz is a 1979 300CD that I just bought two weeks ago.
The IDI om617 diesel engine is in great shape with 230,000 miles and very little blow by.
This engine is a non turbo engine, the book rates it at 70hp.
The numbers on the front of the block are 617 016 0301, and at the drivers side behind the injection pump 0110901,
then just below that number is 10G 180 I believe.
I want to turbo charge this engine and bring it up to the 120hp rating that the 1982 thru 1985 300CD turbo engines have.
I recently bought the engine, turbo parts and manifolds needed from a 1984 300CD turbo donor car.
The engine has a blown head gasket so the owner just replaced the entire engine and trans.
I also have the injector pump and injectors for this same engine.
The numbers for this donor car were only at the front of the block 617 016 0381, (the 8 may be a 1 or a 0).
Just below those numbers is the number 84.
Are the engines close to the same? Will this be a straight upgrade to turbo my non-turbo engine?
Can I just replace the exhaust manifold that mounts the turbo & with the turbo intake manifold that hooks up the intake?
Will I also need to use the injector pump and injectors from the 1984 donor car too?
There is also a few small diaphragm lines to hook up also.
Please help me make this a simple upgrade and explain to me how to do this properly.
Thank you for your time and useful knowledge about these om617 diesel engines.