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Alright guys, I've got a car I'm thinking about making diesel powered, and its a small lightweight car that originally came with a 1.9L gasoline engine. (Opel Ascona) Anyway, how much do the W123 diesels weigh and how large are they?
 

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The old 617 series diesel is made of cast iron, including the head. It will weigh at least twice as much as your gasoline engine. Your car front suspension is not designed to support that kind of weight. When you look at 123 MB diesel front springs, they are really beefy.

I would think that even 240D engine would be at least 600 to 700 lbs.
 
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