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Mercedes diesel

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bear76, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. bear76

    bear76 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone tried to use one of these for a swap, blazer or other. They are all over the place here for cheap.
     
  2. Confedneck79K30

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    big diesel? small car diesel?
     
  3. bear76

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    Small car, 240's 340's and such (4 and 5 cylinder).
     
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    wouldnt be powerful enough for a k5, maybe for a heep tho...
     
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    not really the same size, but i have driven some of the newer "trucks" we have rented at work with those new Mercedes engines,,,,,,,the ones Freightliner is installing alot of their new stuff,,,,they SUCK, very low on power, engine brakes doesn't hardly work, just plain suck.

    Again, not sure on the small car versions, but from what i have seen driving around, they don't seem to hardly be able to get out of their own way, and smoke up a storm when they are trying :p:
     
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    if those cars are dogs, what is another couple thousand pounds going to do to performance?
     
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    I can speak from experience (my brother owns a 240D and I own a 300D)...his is an inline 4 cylinder, mine is an inline 5 cylinder with a turbo. These motors wouldnt work in a K5. My brothers 240 barely moves (it does have 300K on it)...but only came factory with 67 horsepower. Mine does allright around town in my car, but would be severely underpowered in a K5. Wouldnt get it to move at all probably. They run forever (I have 250K on mine)....my brother worked at a mercedes shop and said he saw regulars in for oil changes with 400-500K on them.:eek1: They just dont have the power for a K5.
    -Harrison
     
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    I just wanted to add....it would be very hard to swap one in a blazer anyways. Those motors are almost completley vacuum controlled. They have vacuum lines EVERYWHERE! The are really easy to break, and if you break any vacuum line or have any leak somewhere, the car wont cut off unless you get out and hit the kill switch. The vacuum lines make it a pain in the arse for me to work on mine...and probably near impossible to transplant into anything.
    -Harrison
     

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