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  • TC
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    Originally posted by dieselgeek
    those cast iron merc diesels were simply amazing, I had one as a daily beater for a few years and it ran so perfect - stock, those things rev to 5500rpm!! I did the "ALDA" mod on mine and it woke up pretty good. I think it got around 30mpg in a w123 sedan chassis. The only real work I had to do to it was, i fixed a few vacuum leaks. Once I did, the power door locks, trunk release, and other random stuff all started to work again. And the trans shifted correctly too. just about everything on that car seemed to run off vacuum.


    Made a great winter beater too. It always started right up in the coldest temps, zero issues and it didn't even have a block heater. just cheap bosch glow plugs which were easy to replace, thanks to the cast iron cylinder head (shout out to Milner who had a different experience, lol)
    Those where my bread and butter back in the day, everything was run on vacuum, we ended up getting a smoke machine and it made life much easier. And the ALDA Mod?? Does that involve a "washer" and the injection pump?? I kind of remember a mod where you took off a part on the injection pump and there was a washer in there and we would replace it with a thicker washer and it would make the engine have more power.

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  • dieselgeek
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    Re: Diesel Mercedes anyone???...

    those cast iron merc diesels were simply amazing, I had one as a daily beater for a few years and it ran so perfect - stock, those things rev to 5500rpm!! I did the "ALDA" mod on mine and it woke up pretty good. I think it got around 30mpg in a w123 sedan chassis. The only real work I had to do to it was, i fixed a few vacuum leaks. Once I did, the power door locks, trunk release, and other random stuff all started to work again. And the trans shifted correctly too. just about everything on that car seemed to run off vacuum.


    Made a great winter beater too. It always started right up in the coldest temps, zero issues and it didn't even have a block heater. just cheap bosch glow plugs which were easy to replace, thanks to the cast iron cylinder head (shout out to Milner who had a different experience, lol)

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  • HoosierGTA
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    If I had to keep it in it original envolope you nprolly couldn't give me a four door but those wagons are just too cool. And a wagon that will smoke the hides at will is even better.

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  • Blazerteam
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    Another one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czV3fwZ73gc

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  • SpiderGearsMan
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    did I ever tell you about the 200,000 mile ht 4100 cadillac ?

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  • TC
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    Those 5 cylinder diesels were some good engines. I worked on them for 7 years, seen them go 300,000 miles.

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  • studemax
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    Guy in our club is building an R-series Studebaker pickup to be powered by a Mercedes-Benz 5 cylinder diesel engine for his daily driver.

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  • SpiderGearsMan
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    yuck ,diesel stinks

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  • Blazerteam
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    Originally posted by boxer3main
    nice.

    the 5cyl audi sound with twice the compression.

    If I am not mistaken, the origin of the 5 cyl takin it easy was the mercedes diesel?
    I dont think so..they are rivals,and in the late seventies...more so. ;)

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  • Barry Donovan
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    nice.

    the 5cyl audi sound with twice the compression.

    If I am not mistaken, the origin of the 5 cyl takin it easy was the mercedes diesel? I do not know my foriegn facts...

    car #38 on my you tube scavenged sleeper playlist. ;D

    I'd hang onto a diesel mercedes like a ten geared 87 subaru...

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  • Blazerteam
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    Diesel Mercedes anyone???...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKEXbY9Se7k

    Its very popular to boost the 3,0 liter diesel in scandinavia..a bigger turbo,and some tweaks to the diesel pump,and off they go.
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