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Old 08-03-2007, 07:58 PM
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who wouldn't want a mercedes diesel pickup truck?

Trying to get this truck sold for my friend. 92 dodge dakota truck with 300d engine in it. Great little truck. What a great idea.

Check out

www.nigeriacrossing.com/sam/dodge

Call Sam at
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located in lebanon,pa

Come on. this thing is fun.
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:01 PM
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Oh god the wiring!! I'm not putting an ounce of trust in the conversion after seeing the engine bay
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:07 PM
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Oh god the wiring!! I'm not putting an ounce of trust in the conversion after seeing the engine bay
Ditto. No wonder you have not sold it yet. One look at that engine bay is enough to scare off any possible buyer.
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:21 PM
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wiring mombo fombo

Yeh, but you only need about 6 of the total 1000 wires to make this conversion run. Remember this is a mechanical engine. Let's see
1. ingition
2. electric lift fuel pump
3. temp gauge
4. oil pressure

Sorry couldn't think of any more. I don't really care because this runs great.

Sure is fun to drive and put loads of crap in plus 2 newfoundlands.

He's loaning it to me for 2 weeks. I want one exept I just bought a chevy 6.5 for veggie.
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:29 PM
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It doesn't matter if it needs all the wires, it matters to prospective buyers that it looks horrible with them strung everywhere.
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:34 PM
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yeh

Hey Forced induce,
I'll clean up the engine bay and wrap up all the wires just for you. Call Sam and he'll give you a good price. Just tell him your buddy jon sent you. I'll post some new pictures for your viewing pleasure.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:07 PM
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who wouldn't want a mercedes diesel pickup truck?
I, for one, wouldn't want any kind of pick-up truck.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:22 PM
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Thumbs up Cool web site

Hey Kid!

That's a very creative web presence you have there. Mighty fine!

How'd you do that?
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:13 AM
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The wiring looks scary to me as well. I understand a diesel doesn't need much wiring but by the looks of it that truck I doesn't give me a sense of any reliability.
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:27 AM
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Looks like the truck itself would be as reliable as ever... and the engine itself would be as reliable as ever... it's just the interfaces in between that are raising questions.

It might be interesting.
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:34 AM
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if It was a turbodiesel it would be sweet
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:35 AM
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Also, it appears that neither the tach nor the speedo are working in the video.
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Old 08-04-2007, 02:07 AM
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yeah i doubt that the spedo in a dakota would match up with a mercedes tranny.
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Old 08-04-2007, 02:12 AM
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You must also remember the emissions testing and registration issues with converting a gas vehicle to diesel.
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:16 AM
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Looks like it fits perfectly, size wise.

Yeah, the wiring does not inspire the thought "well thought through". It looks more like... "If I spend five more seconds on this stupid job I will die".

How much is being asked for the truck?

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