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We're just finishing up this military-spec 1991 300GD conversion. Swapped out the OM617 NA diesel engine for a high-performance 617A turbo-diesel, and the automatic trans for a 5-speed manual transmission.
Though y'all would want to see some pictures, because who wouldn't want this as a daily driver?

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I admire the completion. (estimates is that 99,98% of such projects never makes it to finish), but dust-sucking air filter is in wrong place.
It belongs in garbage can.
 

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the stock turbo actually makes quite a bit of boost if it's adjusted correctly.
also, the high-performance injection pump has a custom ALDA

also, after a fresh rebuild it's best to break it in with the stock turbocharger and then upgrade it if desired.
 

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Boost does not mean power. The T3 is very inefficient and restrictive, especially on the exhaust side.

the high-performance injection pump has a custom ALDA
That doesn't make any difference.

also, after a fresh rebuild it's best to break it in with the stock turbocharger
No, thats not true.
 

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Well we will have to agree to disagree. You are not the all-knowing truth in the universe and you can blow up as many engines on your own time and money as you'd like.
 

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Scientific fact? Trolling?
Sure buddy...
 

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Listen, just because you don't know how engines work doesn't mean you should be giving such a shitty attitude to somebody trying to help you have a better running engine.
 
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