'68 280se gas to diesel conversion - Mercedes-Benz Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 03-15-2008, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
 
Date registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
'68 280se gas to diesel conversion

OK, here goes, this will likely make a few of you out there grin (or grimace)... My nice, mostly restored, '68 280se 6 cyl sedan just sits in the garage. I am thinking I would use it again (time to be thinking about another daily driver) if it were diesel (turbo even better). But How much work would the conversion be? Electronics? Mounts? Cooling system? Will any later model engines bolt up to the original 4 speed tranny? which? Can it be done by a garage hack like me (I've swapped out like motors before, etc.) or is this for the experienced/trained only who would know all the subtleties? Is there someone in NC (western area) that might consider taking on such a job? Or is that just a waste of too many $ (better to sell her and get real about buying something stock)? Well, there it is, opinions and knowledge greatly appreciated.
landofskybenz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Vintage Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
280SE diesel conversion? SakoTGrimes Vintage Mercedes-Benz 0 10-07-2007 09:40 PM
Gas to diesel conversion Stevenpfaff W123 E,CE,D,CD,TD,TE Class 5 10-19-2006 06:14 PM
300TE 4matic gas to diesel conversion ??? gizmocska General Mercedes-Benz 1 10-14-2005 02:41 PM
300 Gas to Diesel conversion raynorshine W123 E,CE,D,CD,TD,TE Class 0 01-21-2005 10:34 PM
conversion - gas to diesel tsmorrow G-Class 8 12-29-2004 02:36 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 

Title goes here

close
video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome