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Old 08-03-2008, 01:40 PM
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OM617.95 into a euro spec gas wagon (TE)

Is the gas wagon's suspension suitable for the weight of the diesel engine? What about the Diff?

The tires look smaller.

It has a four speed manual - will this work also? No, I do not want to modify!!

the euro spec is a 1980 280TE - its beautious
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:54 PM
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You would want to put some diesel springs out front I think. (I now have a spare set )

4 speed manual will work with the 617. You may even be able to use the TE driveshaft and linkages with no modification if the M110 is the same length as the 617.

I'm not sure what the rear end in that car would be, crawl under and see what number is stamped on the diff.

Tires should be the same, perhaps somebody put the wrong size on it.

You will also have to rig up a glow plug system, modify the vacuum/"ignition switch" to shut off the engine and use a 617 from a wagon, or use an electric hydraulic pump for the SLS.

What’s wrong with the stock engine? The M110 is a good engine, and faster than a 617.
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:59 PM
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Parts and maintenance for that engine? It was never sold in the US? right?

I forgot about the glowplugs etc.. doh!

and what about longevity of a gas engine?
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:13 PM
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It was sold here in the 280TE, as well as other cars. With normal maintenance it can last as long as a 617 I have been told.
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:16 PM
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Very interesting, thank you again my friend.
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:26 PM
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It's a fine looking car!

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Old 08-03-2008, 02:27 PM
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HA HA.

you got me.
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:28 PM
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tell me those tires aren't small!?
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:01 PM
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Nice ride. I've never seen a wagon without a roof rack before.

There is a fire engine red 280TE in my neighborhood. It's mint too.
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:27 PM
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Ditto on the rack, that is interesting.
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:00 PM
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Tires look stock to me. What size are they? The 123 chassis has relatively large wheel wells, others have commented that the car looks better with larger wheels & tires.
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:33 PM
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I like the look of a wagon without the roof rack. Makes it easier to wax too.....
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:42 PM
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They do look a bit small. Maybe 185s vs the standard 195s
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