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1972 220D Engine Rebuild - Help

I purchased my Mercedes 4 years ago and ran it for 3 years during the summers months only. Sure it is not a power house and some Mercedes owners may think it as the unwanted child but I love the car. Sadly we ran the old girl low on oil and she chugged to a slow stop to the side of the road.
I would like to rebuild the old Deisel engine but I am up here in Canada and not sure who I should talk to. Are there any other Canadain oweners out there that know of a good Deisel engine builder in Ontario? I would even take it to Michigan if someone could give me a good contact.

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I am in Ontario Toronto and I am rebuilding my m130 from a 1971 250c right now. (Check my thread)

I can help you with parts and I know someone in Ajax that can do it for you.

I am doing it myself


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I pulled the OM615 apart from my old '73 220D, and replaced all the bearings, rings and seals. These are sleeved blocks, so if you want to go full monty on the rebuild, you'll probably need to find a machinist familiar with these older MB engines. Not sure how many machine shops still have all the proper tooling to press the old sleeves out and reinstall new ones. The cast iron cyl heads are pretty straight forward, so no problem there. The parts cost alone will be substantial, so brace yourself. I have a factory paper manual for these engines (615 through NA 617) that I'd be willing to sell for a reasonable price.
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Hi, I will check out your thread. If you can provide more inforamtion about the Ajax contact that would be great. I would love to rebuild the engine on my own but I have only refreshed an old gasser and never a diesel. I want the car to run and run well. Do you think $5000.00 is to little for a rebuild?

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I rebuild mine for way less, check my thread
I have list of all parts and cost




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the engine block on a diesel is very similar to a gas engine , any machine shop can deal with the sleeves .the crankshaft is same as a 220 gas . if pistons are still usable , you just re sleeve and new rings .if high mileage , i would replace the vacuum pump .
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the engine block on a diesel is very similar to a gas engine , any machine shop can deal with the sleeves .the crankshaft is same as a 220 gas . if pistons are still usable , you just re sleeve and new rings .if high mileage , i would replace the vacuum pump .
Hi,

Thank you for your note and information. I don't mind spending the money, I just want a fare price and my car back on the road.

Thanks again for your communication,
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Look across the border at junk yards for spare engines. The cars will have rotted away, but the iron will stay viable. If you let the shop use spare as a template, they can build your dead one back to wonderful.

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