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Old 05-27-2010, 05:52 AM
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OM603 1987 what to do with it?

Ok so my brother in law had some bad luck, he has an 87 300d with 180k on it and a brand new #22 head. The actual bad part is some jackhole backed into the front of his car with a tow hitch no less and trashed the body and took out the brand new radiator. Now working on these car and w123s i of course told him dont fear just get a good body and ill do the swap.......$500 bux later he has i near mint w124 87 300D. The PO was in the process of fixing the #14 head but it was too far gone. So i have in my hands a 200k complete short block with new vicktor renz head gasket and new factory head bolts......all i need is a head and i have a running om603.

So i ask you guys what would you do if you had this and where would you start first....i.e whats the cheapest way to get the motor back in service?

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Old 05-27-2010, 11:04 AM
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Ahem. Cough, cough: 603 #17 head
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1996 E300 +460,000K

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Old 05-27-2010, 11:16 AM
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Depends on what you would do with it if it was going.
If you have a use for it, I would be replacing the rings & bearing shells while it was in pieces. Timing chain as well.
Lux has what you need to complete it!!

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