Date registered: Jun 2009
Vehicle: 1990 300 SDL (617), 1981 300SD, 1986 Cosworth Superturbodiesel in progress!
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
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HEY youre in Vancouver!! Cool. I have new wires and O2 sensor, it probably needs: plugs, cap, rotor as a minimum. The H/C was really high so it is likely has a few other costly items like Idol Control valve, other electronic engine management controls and mabye even catalytic convertor. The way i see it is i am at a minimum $600 - $2,000 to buy myself another year or two.
On the other hand i have a excellent condition 617, factory rebuilt trans to swap in and get 30 mpg instead of 10 mpg and be able to run bio Diesel. I plan on a larger turbo and intercooler also.
The downfall is taking away from the originality of a really nice Black on Black 560 SEL, however, ill have essentially made a 300SDL for 1/3 the price. And the swap is fairly easy, just one bracket to relocate and weld for the engine shock, swap tach and wire in glow plug light.
And the a 5.6 could always be swapped back in at a later date.
Know anyone who wants to buy a complete 5.6 with accessories and trans?