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Old 12-02-2010, 08:52 PM
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Not a problem in the om61x line.
Are you sure about that?
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:38 AM
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If it's a Ca. '85 stay away from it. It has the Oxygen Trap system that robs HP. You can tell because the air filter is like a 5 gallon bucket right behind the right tail light. The transmission shifts smoother than all others though. The trans is good for about 250K.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:27 AM
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Are you sure about that?
I get it. I'm not sure how many others do.
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:25 AM
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Not a problem in the om61x line.
On my '84 300TD, OM617, with about 200K-miles, the vacuum-pump bearings failed, dumping 12 ball-bearings into my timing chain area. Not sure how they managed to wind up trapped in the oil-pump screen without doing catastrophic engine damage. Others have not been so lucky. That pump's piston broke when the bearing failed, and it's NA separately, so I had to get a complete new pump. The OM616 in my '82 240D uses the same pump and I plan to install a new lever-bearing kit BEFORE this one fails!

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Old 12-03-2010, 12:25 PM
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If it's a Ca. '85 stay away from it. It has the Oxygen Trap system that robs HP. You can tell because the air filter is like a 5 gallon bucket right behind the right tail light. The transmission shifts smoother than all others though. The trans is good for about 250K.

Do you guys really think it is not worth buying because of this oxygen trap thing?
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:14 PM
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I think they can be federalised if you want to get your hands dirty. These cars at their age require owners by and large that can handle most requirements themselves. Todays paid for service route is just too expensive if you do not have some unusual arrangement.

Using parts from pick and pull yards should be cost effective as well. some member that has actually performed this conversion should comment. Or perhaps there is something already in the archives.

You really also need this car carefully inspected by Someone that is really familiar with this vintage of mercedes. After purchase is too late. Although almost anything can be repaired other than extensive rusting. So much will depend on the cars general condition and the price in my opinion.
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:24 PM
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Do you guys really think it is not worth buying because of this oxygen trap thing?
There was a recall on them, it should (already) be replaced.
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:33 AM
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Do you guys really think it is not worth buying because of this oxygen trap thing?

I have an 85 300D, Cali model.

I changed it like an 83 is. not a big deal.
No trap oxidizer, added 78 or 79 W116 300SD manifolds (no EGR those yrs), fed down pipe, and replaced the turbo with a used one.

the starter for the cali has the solenoid on the bottom, but should still work.

I would have no problem buying another 85.

Where are you located?

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there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

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