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Old 01-28-2012, 08:35 PM
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You might stuff an oily rag into the oil cooler before reworking the fitting.

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Old 01-28-2012, 08:41 PM
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You could pour some gas or what ever in the top hole and let it flush out the bottom, that would take the metal debris out.

I have used gasoline to wash out the old oil from one`s I got at PNP.

Good job.

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Old 01-29-2012, 05:53 PM
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Wow

I just finished reading every page of this thread. Nice work and performed very quickly. Cant wait for the video.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:43 PM
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Wow

I just finished reading every page of this thread. Nice work and performed very quickly. Cant wait for the video.
Or the reality show !!

Ditto the amazing thread and author's work.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:22 AM
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I keep chipping away at all the little stuff that needs to get done before dropping the engine into the car in anticipation of the first start. Today's project was to take care of the oil cooler lines. Since I've eliminated the A/C compressor and bracket, the oil cooler lines are just hanging out in thin air. So I needed to fab up a temporary bracket to support the lines until I get to phase II of the project which will include fabbing an A/C mount with oil line support brackets.



Here's the bracket



And here it is installed. That should be more than enough support.



When I got the 300SD oil filter housing and cooler lines, I neglected to get the center bracket falsely assuming that they were the same as the 300D. So I got that yesterday at the JY and installed it and a 3/8" spacer welded to the bracket to account for some bending that occurred in getting them out. I'm now ready to get the AN fittings brazed on to complete that part of the project (they're just mocked up on the lines in the picture).
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:28 AM
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Has anyone told you yet what an awesome job you are doing?
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:31 AM
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I keep chipping away at all the little stuff that needs to get done before dropping the engine into the car in anticipation of the first start. Today's project was to take care of the oil cooler lines. Since I've eliminated the A/C compressor and bracket, the oil cooler lines are just hanging out in thin air. So I needed to fab up a temporary bracket to support the lines until I get to phase II of the project which will include fabbing an A/C mount with oil line support brackets.



Here's the bracket



And here it is installed. That should be more than enough support.



When I got the 300SD oil filter housing and cooler lines, I neglected to get the center bracket falsely assuming that they were the same as the 300D. So I got that yesterday at the JY and installed it and a 3/8" spacer welded to the bracket to account for some bending that occurred in getting them out. I'm now ready to get the AN fittings brazed on to complete that part of the project (they're just mocked up on the lines in the picture).
Nice!
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:33 AM
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Wow

I just finished reading every page of this thread. Nice work and performed very quickly. Cant wait for the video.
Roncollo, are you the fellow who was doing the v12 swap into a 107? I thought of that thread whilst looking at this one more than once.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:02 PM
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Roncollo, are you the fellow who was doing the v12 swap into a 107? I thought of that thread whilst looking at this one more than once.
Yes that was me. At the time I had got it on the road gas was going for $5.00 per gallon. I also considered a diesel 107 conversion with a new blue tech diesel.
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:53 AM
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...Cant wait for the video.
There will be a video, but I can already guarantee that it won't be a "Big Smokey"... at least not the kind produced by tires!
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:19 AM
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Yes that was me. At the time I had got it on the road gas was going for $5.00 per gallon. I also considered a diesel 107 conversion with a new blue tech diesel.
Yes, thanks for sharing all that with us. I just checked your gallery and found the completed car. I hope you are enjoying it. What a massive project.

This diesel swap Mach 4 is doing is more like something I might consider but way over my skill level to undertake.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:22 AM
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I'm temporarily done with conversion stuff, so posts are a bit slow. Just working my way through the list of standard stuff needed to get any engine/transmission ready to go back in a vehicle. Boring stuff like installing the torque convertor, getting all the lines sealed up, installing the driveshaft, installing the oil filter housing gasket, and so forth. I did get the oil cooler line fittings brazed, so that's done. Did have one bit of excitement and that was when the transmission rolled off the transmission jack while I was installing the torque convertor. It's ok, but I did bend the dipstick tube, so a replacement one is in order.

I've been reading about all the rust issues that members on the forum have with their Mercedes and I was feeling kind of left out, but I finally found some...

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Old 02-02-2012, 01:37 AM
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Been meaning to read this thread for a few weeks now and i'm glad that I made the time to get around to it!

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Yes that was me. At the time I had got it on the road gas was going for $5.00 per gallon. I also considered a diesel 107 conversion with a new blue tech diesel.
Can't wait to see this one.

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Sump: Finding a G-Wagon sump here would be next to impossible. I'm happy with the current sump as it gives me the clearance I need with minimal adjustments
Actually it's easier then you might imagine.

If the clearance is still and issues when the time comes I could probably help you source one if you're still interested.
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What an awesome job you are doing ! Cant wait for the victory post !

Best of luck and thanks for taking the time to document. Very informative.

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