Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 03-22-2008, 12:27 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 500
one reason i stick with my 92 chevy 6.5 is it's a half ton.i never haul more then at most 500 lbs.i would gladly drive something like a colorado/canyon with a small 4cyl diesel.but the big 3(is that correct anymore??)refuse to do it for some stupid reason
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-22-2008, 12:29 AM
Craig
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I've downgraded them to the big 2.5.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-22-2008, 12:47 AM
Mustang_man298's Avatar
Man of the fire
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Shingletown,Ca
Posts: 941
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carrameow View Post
i meant small or even mid sized pickups.

I know what a F 350 or F 250 or Dodge Ram is. To me you might as well be driving a tractor trailer. I mean those are BIGGGG trucks. PS HT Benzboy thanks for the Pictures and taking the time..........you people in Texas are always polite
In the 70's-80's , Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan/Datsun all had small diesel trucks in the US, I believe they still make them in diesel, just not available to the US anymore. Your 83 Mitsu would be a good candidate, or , I think a really cool one would be an old early Datsun, you know, the ones with the finned look front fenders. Imagine one of those with a 617 turbo in it....it could be done easily with a little imagination.

I'm not certain, but I want to think there was once a Chevy Luv diesel too...
__________________
Chris
64 190D R.I.P.
80 240D W/617 engine -for sale
82 240D -for sale
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-22-2008, 01:25 AM
Hatterasguy's Avatar
Zero
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Milford, CT
Posts: 19,305
I'd think that an S10 or Ranger would be your best choice. The old Toyota's had such good engines that a 617 would probably be a down grade.

NFW are you hooking up a 5k boat to that thing and yanking it up a steep slick ramp. IMHO I measure the worth of a truck by how much boat it can pull, other than that I have no use for them.
__________________
2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ
2007 Tiara 3200

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
-Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-22-2008, 01:59 AM
mobetta's Avatar
(Oo{-I-}oO)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: minnesota,hey.
Posts: 1,840
ford rangers had the mazda 4 bangers, chevy had izusu, toyota and izusu and datsun all had diesels.

but what one is the best trucK? I'd go w/ a toy or a ranger. the toys rust out pretty quick up here.

also- either an MBZ auto or an adapter plate to mate a stick.
__________________
1984 123.193 372,xxx miles, room for Seven.

1999 Dodge Durango Cummins 4BTAA 47RE 5k lb 4x4 getting 25+mpgs, room for Seven.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 03-22-2008, 04:05 PM
babymog's Avatar
Loose Cannon - No Balls
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Northeast Indiana
Posts: 10,767
Best American pickup for a diesel conversion? I'd go with the '70s El Camino.
__________________

Gone to the dark side

- Jeff
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-22-2008, 06:39 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sunrise, FL
Posts: 2,053
This would make a good candidate.

Oh, never mind, who would want to put a mercedes engine in
a mercedes pickup.

__________________
81 Mercedes 300SD 289k.......SOLD
82 Mercedes 300CD 252k......slow ride

82 mercedes 300 SD...mi Unknown
83 Mercedes 300D ????ksniff..gone too
84 Mercedes 300D 148k........SOLD
85 Mercedes 300TD 386k and holding some one elses project
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-22-2008, 07:51 PM
83 300SD
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Shawano, WI
Posts: 691
There are lots of small diesel pickups in the rest of the world. http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/Pickup_Truck.html

John
__________________
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
2002 F250 powerstroke with Plantdrive WVO conversion
1983 300SD 190K miles ,sold
2006 E320 CDI
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-22-2008, 11:00 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Carson City, NV
Posts: 3,768
Yup. Plenty of Ranger diesels and Chevy Luv/Isuzu with the diesel over in the sandbox.
__________________
Anyone who thinks a 300D is fast drives too slow.

83 300D Turbo with manual conversion, early W126 vented front rotors and H4 headlights 357,xxx miles
08 Triumph Street Triple 24,xxx miles, lowered 10mm in front, Pirelli Angel GT tires, EBC HH brake pads, otherwise stock.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-23-2008, 11:08 AM
Hatterasguy's Avatar
Zero
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Milford, CT
Posts: 19,305
Quote:
Originally Posted by babymog View Post
Best American pickup for a diesel conversion? I'd go with the '70s El Camino.
That would be interesting. If you stuck a 603/6 in one you could really crank up the power and make a hot rod out of it.
__________________
2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ
2007 Tiara 3200

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
-Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 03-23-2008, 11:19 AM
babymog's Avatar
Loose Cannon - No Balls
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Northeast Indiana
Posts: 10,767
I've been looking.
__________________

Gone to the dark side

- Jeff
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 03-23-2008, 12:24 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Out in the Boonies of Hot, Dry, Dusty, Windy Nevada
Posts: 9,585
Starting about 81 the mini Pick Up`s hit the U.S. market for about 4 years. they wern`t real powerful, but were economical to operate. but as the consumer usually is, they want more power so they died on the vine here in the U.S.
In my Sig. I have a Datsun since new, wanted a Toyota, but the Datsun was cleared for Calif smog emisions first. The Datsun used the Nissan SD22 Diesel engine, Toyota had their own and so did Isuzu. Saw a few Ranger PU Diesel think they had the Isuzu also. the Mazda used the Perkins engine. Then there was the Rabbit, but that was a different story.
Most of them had a rubber timing belt, but the Nissan SD-22 is gear driven. I have never changed a belt in the 26 yrs I have owned it . great milage, but gutless on the power end. hwy milage 34 - 37 and at times 40+ on rare ocasions.
Today if they were reintroduced with fuel prices they would sell, but wouldn`t be the same dependable problem free engines with all the added electrical crap.

So I have been around these since before some of you were born .

Installing a 617 in a pickup you have to consider the oil pan and cross members on the victim truck to be installed in.
I think it would be a great idea, and using MERCEDESROVER adaptor kit.

Charlie ☺
__________________
there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 03-23-2008, 01:30 PM
Coming back from burnout
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: in the Pacific Northwest
Posts: 2,274
Mounting isnt what scares me, its a small thing...the transmission..

Mounting isnt what scares me, its a small thing...the transmission..
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 03-24-2008, 10:41 AM
mobetta's Avatar
(Oo{-I-}oO)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: minnesota,hey.
Posts: 1,840
I reckon the mbz tranny would hold up just fine in a mini truck- they CAN'T weigh more than a TD. I wouldn't be too afraid of it, unless you tow everyday.

I have a friend who is debating on which engine to swap into his mid eighties Toyota one-ton. he has an isuzu Turbo 4 banger w/ 5 spd+T case, and also a 617.952. the truck currently has an auto.

He plans on measuring for the 617 this week- after he gets it out of the rustbucket it's in. MPG's and reliability are priorities, as well as ease of swap.
he will be dragging it behind his 86 isuzu(GMC) straight-truck-house. so the 5 spd is looking good just for the fact that no custom uncoupling driveshaft is needed.

If I was doing the swap, I would be looking for the cheeepest rust free truck I could find, then go from there.
__________________
1984 123.193 372,xxx miles, room for Seven.

1999 Dodge Durango Cummins 4BTAA 47RE 5k lb 4x4 getting 25+mpgs, room for Seven.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 03-24-2008, 11:09 AM
Unofficial wormcan opener
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ashland, MA
Posts: 2,602
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustang_man298 View Post
In the 70's-80's , Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan/Datsun all had small diesel trucks in the US, I believe they still make them in diesel, just not available to the US anymore. Your 83 Mitsu would be a good candidate, or , I think a really cool one would be an old early Datsun, you know, the ones with the finned look front fenders. Imagine one of those with a 617 turbo in it....it could be done easily with a little imagination.

I'm not certain, but I want to think there was once a Chevy Luv diesel too...
The Luv was a re-badged Isuzu. I still see them around my part of the country.
__________________
1987 300TD 309, xxx 2.8.2014 10,000 mile OCI


Be careful of the toes you step on today, as they may be connected to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow. anonymous

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter won’t mind.” Dr. Seuss
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page