.......head off in two hours, wrong head gasket, seems the number on the front of the block doesn't mean anything, they expected to see a serial number next to the injection pump, and even taking in the old head gasket to the Merc garage didn't help them with their somewhat confusing data base.
Now a wait to see if the next one to arrive is the good one, dammit.
Inspected the head, and there's a hairline crack between one of the valves, and one other one radiating out form one of the valves.
Invest in another head? It was running fine before the operation, except for blowing steam out the exhaust due the cracked head.
Does anyone know if the head of a 200D will fit on a 220D block? The 200D head is from about 1978.
306D 1975 (camper) - rusting away
W116 450 SEL 1975 - sold
W114 long wheelbase ambulance, 3 litre diesel 1974
VW Golf 1 convertable - midlife crisis item
VW T4 van - support vehicle