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gas to diesel.

My dad has a pretty nice 63 190, but, with gas prices, we were curious about switching it to a diesel. I have a 240D, that is rusted out, but it runs like a watch. How hard, or how possible is it to swap, and, go from column shift to floor shift? (or can we use the gas 190 transmission?)
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-12-2005, 10:07 AM
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RE: gas to diesel.

Currently I am fitting an OM616 (aka 240D) in a W114 and have determined that basically all W114 and W115 chassis are the same (except for the 280 and 280S).

So basically if your chassis had a diesel model it can support a D engine (size matters, though). You have to check transmission, differentials and engine mounts.

I am not a mechanic and mostly speak giberish when it comes to MB's (or any other type of car), so better ask a pro. Personally I would go for it as a nice project.
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