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Old 10-26-2005, 11:00 AM
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Which Heads Would Work On *87 Td

As you might know I need to replace my head since it is cracked and would like to purchase a used head if I can.

I would like to know which heads are interchangable?

I found a 95 s class diesel

I just would like to know my options.


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Old 10-26-2005, 05:54 PM
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Help Please!!!!
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Old 10-26-2005, 06:43 PM
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The 95 OM606 is a 24 valve. I dont think that will work with your OM603. Your head is a #14, I'm sure, and the #14 are prone to crack. Later heads were designed to better withstand fracture. You need to look for a #17 thru #22.

One good source may be but check around here on the forum. You might put a "wanted" message in the "parts for sale" forum here.
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Old 10-26-2005, 06:56 PM
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I just looked and I see a 93 head off a 350 SDL for $701. That would be a later head, maybe a #22, but you would have to ask, if they know where to find the numbers, tell them the numbers are cast into the head near the #2 intake port. The last two numbers in a series of numbers will be where #14, or 15, or 17, or 22 will be.
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:25 PM
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The original head on the 3.5s through 1995 is the -17-.

You can use the head off any 603 but I'd stick to a turbo. All US 603s are turbos. If you use a 3.5 head, either use the 3.5 prechambers and injectors or keep your 3.0 prechambers and injectors. 3.0 prechambers have to be clearanced per gsxr's instructions to work in a 3.5 or any of the later heads.

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Old 10-27-2005, 12:47 AM
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'86 SDL head said to be good. Make Offer!

'95 E320 Wagon my favorite road car. '99 E300D wolf in sheeps body, '87 300D Sportline suspension, '79 300TD w/ 617.952 engine at 367,750 and counting!
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