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I have 2 300DT Engine Cores...<br>
Does anyone know of somebody who would be interrested in them? Eastern Texas area.<br>
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I also have a 1982 300SDT 126 body in good condition. Minus engine and tranny.<br>
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I'm afraid those cores are a dime a dozen these days. We don't even require core retuns on 617 turbo reman engines anymore...
 

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Well, Joe, in that case... how much would you want for the turbocharger and air cleaner assembly, assuming one of the two are working? I have a dead turbo on my 1984 300D. I haven't gotten around to replacing it yet. I need a setup from a 1982-84 Federal, or 82-83 CA car. (84 CA and 85 Federal are different, and the 85 CA is *totally* different.) <br> <br> Some incompetent shop installed a CA turbo on my Federal car years ago and the air cleaner doesn't fit. Since the turbo is dead too (again!), I might as well revert back to what it had from the factory...<br> <br> <br> <br>
 

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Dave M <br> I am new to your board. I have a 77 240D with a 300D engine. I have VWs with and without turbos. Looking for advice on how to get the 240D to a turbo configuration.
 

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Hi Al,<br>
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There was an aftermarket kit way back when to add a turbo. However it didn't add much power, something like 20% I think. The factory turbos made about 50% more power with no loss in fuel economy. You can't just add a turbo to a non-turbo motor, because the bottom ends are totally different - oil cooled pistons, stronger head, etc. Unfortunately, if you want a turbo engine, you need to buy one - either in a car that had it originally (i.e., 1982-up 300D) or find a good used turbo engine and swap it into your older chassis. Dr. Booth has said the same thing multiple times on the MBZ.org diesel list, which has some good info on the subject if you search the archives. There may also be info at MercedesShop.com web forums. Check them out for more info on why NOT to attempt this:<br>
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http://lists.mbz.org/diesel/archives/<br>
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http://www.mercedesshop.com/shopforum/forumdisplay.php3?s=&forumid=15<br>
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-DM :)
 
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