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Old 03-13-2016, 07:11 PM
Walter K Walter K is offline
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Stretch,

I have come across a couple of busses with this engine in them. I'm trying to determine if the engine is/will be a viable power unit in a bus long term both in cost of and availability of parts. I have seen some busses for sale with the OM 616 engine in them, but figure life is too short to have a bus with that small an engine in the mountains of the northwest!

I am also curious if a 617 engine would bolt up to the manual tranny in the bus. I have no info on this, but the extra hp of the 617 would be attractive.

I understand that the OM 314 engine is direct injection. From what I can find, they are robust engines if reasonable care is given them.

I have not located a forum for MB busses. Anyone know of one?

Regards,

W.
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