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Old 05-17-2008, 07:15 PM
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How difficult would it be to install this?

I was looking at used engines on Ebay, and they had these nice pictures on the Mercedes Dodge Sprinter engine. It has 2.7 liter displacement, still 5 cylinder and is a CDI diesel. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-Truck-Parts-Accessories__DODGE-MERCEDES-FREIGHTLINER-SPRINTER-ENGINE_W0QQitemZ350059658053QQadnZCarQ20Q26Q20TruckQ20PartsQ20Q26Q20AccessoriesQQadiZ2865QQcmdZViewI tem?hash=item350059658053&
It doesn't look at all like the 617. But I was just wondering if anybody had seriously looked at that engine as a replacement for the 617. We probably could increase the mileage of our cars considerably with a transplant like that. Would the electronics really be a hurdle. How does it compare in size and weight. It seems to do a really good job pushing those big sprinters around. Well, just thinking about it. It really looks good to me. Could we make it work.

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Old 05-17-2008, 07:19 PM
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I was looking at used engines on Ebay, and they had these nice pictures on the Mercedes Dodge Sprinter engine. It has 2.7 liter displacement, still 5 cylinder and is a CDI diesel. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-Truck-Parts-Accessories__DODGE-MERCEDES-FREIGHTLINER-SPRINTER-ENGINE_W0QQitemZ350059658053QQadnZCarQ20Q26Q20TruckQ20PartsQ20Q26Q20AccessoriesQQadiZ2865QQcmdZViewI tem?hash=item350059658053&
It doesn't look at all like the 617. But I was just wondering if anybody had seriously looked at that engine as a replacement for the 617. We probably could increase the mileage of our cars considerably with a transplant like that. Would the electronics really be a hurdle. How does it compare in size and weight. It seems to do a really good job pushing those big sprinters around. Well, just thinking about it. It really looks good to me. Could we make it work.

seems like you would need the harneseses and computer for it. but i think they came with nice overdrive trans options, but you would probably need a computer for the auto trans as well
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Old 05-17-2008, 07:23 PM
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very blind guess here... but... the front sump is in the way i think... you would need the ECU for the elecrtonics and possibly the TCU if you are going to use the auto tran that goes to that engine.. but past that it should not be toooo hard...

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Old 05-17-2008, 07:46 PM
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It would be far less stress on the installer to get a complete Sprinter to start with. That way every possible thing needed for the engine to run properly is there and you won't have to go parts hunting or try to figure out whats missing.
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Old 05-18-2008, 02:21 AM
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154hp and 280lb/ft.

Only issues I know of are semi-frequent EGR failure and the plastic scilencer (on the turbo outlet) cracking.
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Old 05-18-2008, 02:58 PM
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Ever heard of anyone "tuning" these engines and if so what numbers are they achieving?

I'm looking for a donor engine for one of my P/U's.
A MBWorld forum member has the 4-cylinder version (200CDI) tuned to 300HP with a E320CDI turbo, huge intercooler and C30CDI AMG injectors. That would be about 375hp if you did similar modifications to the 2.7L.

Starts at post #15.
http://mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?t=236318

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Old 05-18-2008, 11:41 PM
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M120 into 560SL (With Pictures!)

Slightly simpler than this, slightly.

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