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Old 03-28-2006, 11:00 PM
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starting work on my o319

Hey guys,
Now that it is finally warming up and I'm nearly done with the bathroom remodel it is time for the 319 work...for those of you who don't know what this is it is like this but not nearly as pretty..

http://www.319er-forum.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=44

I have the hardest time communicating with those guys. For some reason the german translation programs don't seem to work very good. Anyway, I think my first plan of action is on the om636 motor. Anyone know these engines? It runs supposedly but I havent tried to start it yet. I will change the fluids first and squirt some wd40 down the injectior holes (how should I clean those things?)to get things moving safely. Beside that where do I start the tuneup? Do diesels even have distributors? After that the brakes, then the body and fit the glass (which is all out right now as well as the whole interior..even the floor boards) Its just going to be a work truck so "restoration" will be easy. I just need it to be trusty.

Thanks for your input.
Opossum
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:18 AM
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The OM 636 in your 319 should be fairly similar to the engine used in the Ponton style 180D, as well as the earlier 170DS and SD. You might want to check out the Ponton website noted below.

http://www.mbzponton.org/

Ps: those are sooo much cooler than a VW bus!!!
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Old 03-29-2006, 01:52 PM
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You could buy one of those, move to Hawaii or some place nice, get licensed, and run tours. I love those roof windows!
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Old 03-29-2006, 02:25 PM
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sweet

Thanks for the input guys. I also think it is going to be super cool. Size wise it is about a vw and a half in all dimensions but the chassis and drive train is insanely over built. It is a 59 so I am sure some of the pontons shared that engine... What is with the term "ponton" all about, where does that come from?

thanks again, opossum
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'67 250se coupe
'89 190e 2.6 (gone but I kinda miss it)
'96 c220
'07 BMW x3
'59 0319 diesel Omnibus...the "O"
Italian bikes!!!
'64 Lambretta Special 185 hot rod scooter
'66 Lambretta SX200
'59 Lambretta 250 race bike
'70 Lambretta GP200
'77 860gt ducati
'66 ducati monza
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Old 03-29-2006, 08:25 PM
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I believe that it is German for pontoon, which those roundie bodies kinda look like. At any rate, that is what the 180's, 190's, 219's, and 220's built in the 1953 to 1962 period are called.
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Old 03-29-2006, 10:29 PM
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nope.. we dont need to spark plugs here.. compression ignition is our way
Oh yeah, that makes sense. I just discovered in my stack of things that came with the thing that I actually have the owners manual for the van and one heck of a shop manual on the engine! Its like 3 inches thick! It is very cool how easy it is to work on these....There are oil levels to check on the water pump, injection pump and the starter motor even. I will need to clean the heck out of the fuel tank. Should I use kerosene? I read that the pressure at the injectors is like 1400-1600 psi! Is that normal? This om636 should generate a whopping 46hp.

thanks y'all
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'67 250se coupe
'89 190e 2.6 (gone but I kinda miss it)
'96 c220
'07 BMW x3
'59 0319 diesel Omnibus...the "O"
Italian bikes!!!
'64 Lambretta Special 185 hot rod scooter
'66 Lambretta SX200
'59 Lambretta 250 race bike
'70 Lambretta GP200
'77 860gt ducati
'66 ducati monza
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