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Evening all from sunny England.
I am looking to buy an OM352 manifold that will accept a turbo.I am also looking for any air intake pipework,especially the hard metal pipe that runs across the front of the engineNot having much luck from this end.Does anybody have any leads or contacts?Any help would be gratefully received.
 

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Normalbloke,

Don't have any parts for you, but I thought at least for the hard pipe I'd mention fabbing your own out of materials found on DIY turbo installers websites. You can find polished pipes and connecting silicon hoses for this purpose.

Are you going to install a DIY turbo on your 352? If so what turbo have you selected? What are the details of a retro install?

Rick
 

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OM352A Exhaust Manifold

Hello,

FYI, the most recent part number for the OM352A exhaust manifold is A 352 142 2201.

It lists for 248.13 Euro in Germany, so it's not too expensive to buy new.

Good luck,

-Sean Philyaw
 

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Rick,
Thanks for that,It is an option I have considered and may come to that.
I also may end up buying a new manifold given the prices new,but again, it will be a last resort.
I will get the numbers from the turbo for those interested.
Jonas, thanks for the photo links,mine is on a U1000,so it will sit i nthe standard place,and look as factory as possible until I chargecool it!
 

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Normalbloke,

Don't have any parts for you, but I thought at least for the hard pipe I'd mention fabbing your own out of materials found on DIY turbo installers websites. You can find polished pipes and connecting silicon hoses for this purpose.

Are you going to install a DIY turbo on your 352? If so what turbo have you selected? What are the details of a retro install?

Rick
Rick, apologies for the extreme delay in getting back.The hard pipe I will be doing along the DIY route now.I have given myself long enough to scour for second hand parts.I did find a valve cover in Germany for about 40 quid, and bagged a brand new flexi pipe from the airbox to the hard pipe for 4 euros, as opposed to 125 from Merc.The manifold appears to be reasonably priced, so will be ordering the bits i need in the next few weeks.I have all the oils lines needed now, so am almost there!

The turbo I have is a Garret T04B81, which I believe is the correct bugger.

Oh, and I fitted the 130 bhp injector pump while i was waiting!
 

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Pictures, man! Pictures!

Please post any info or maps you have on the turbo. I'm interested in it's characteristics and your thoughts on its suitability. Did I mention pics?

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Will do, what do you mean by maps my old china?You may have to translate for this Brit.As for it's suitability, it should be as good as factory, given it's the turbo listed by MB for that application.
 

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Will do, what do you mean by maps my old china?You may have to translate for this Brit.As for it's suitability, it should be as good as factory, given it's the turbo listed by MB for that application.
Well if it's good enough for them....

I thought you might have selected your turbo using information from a map, detailing a turbos CFM, pressure gradients, turbine speed, compressor efficiency, stall speed and other characteristics. Comes in handy for choosing a turbo for specific performance.

Putting on what is supposed to be there is another way to get-er-done.


Cheers!

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"my old china ...." HEY ! That rhymes with, um.....


SQUAT !

My old china=my old china plate=mate!

"I thought you might have selected your turbo using information from a map, detailing a turbos CFM, pressure gradients, turbine speed, compressor efficiency, stall speed and other characteristics. Comes in handy for choosing a turbo for specific performance"

That's far too sensible, besides, I thought I'd let Mother Benz do all the legwork!
 

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Certainly being unaware of the details of the rhyming slang of your nation.
I went with the filthy version, of course, as a wild guess. Silly punt ! (Me)
 
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