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Old 12-07-2009, 12:32 PM
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1990 300d 2.5 Turbo

Hello all! I was surfing around ebay last night and i came across what looks like a 1990 300D 2.5 Turbo in good condition (spent it's life in FL or so the auction says). I currently own a '85 300SD Cali version so all the things i have learned are for the 617 engine. I would like to learn what I should look for in the 90's diesels. Does this car have the 602 engine? if so, is this a good engine? Is it plagued with some of the problems i've red about with the 603?

I appreciate anyones insight as I consider adding another MBZ diesel to my garage.

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Old 12-07-2009, 12:34 PM
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It will have the 602.962 engine. Robust and economical on fuel. You will find a lot of info on this site about it.
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:32 PM
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I have a '93 and I strongly prefer the engine and chassis it comes in to the W123 616/7.

There is no comparison.

How many miles does it have on it?
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:42 PM
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There are 235k reported on this car.

from doing some more searching on the forums it seems that the om602 isn't a prone to cracking heads as the OM603. Is that correct?
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:56 PM
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That is my understanding.

I have had mine very near the red in the summer when I had bad auxiliary fans and a bad fan clutch.

It is still going strong.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:08 PM
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Head cracks no.... But possibly Head gasket issues down the road... http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/search.php?searchid=4620569

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