Wrecking yard alert! 190D & 300SD's in So Cal
I was at the Ecology auto parts wrecking yard (Hwy 395 in Adelanto) the other day. There was a 190D 2.2 automatic that was mostly complete, and a couple '78-9 SD's with non-EGR manifolds (for those that want to go EGR-less on their 617). There was also a 240 with the engine removed, and the 4 speed just waiting to be pulled. I also saw a 6.9. It was mostly intact with only the deck lid emblem and the fuel distributor missing. It looked like all the SLS gear was still there. Someone needs to get this car! I am mostly a Diesel guy, so I am not interested in the gasser.
All Diesel Fleet
1982 240D 4 spd
1980 240 D (Turbo 4 speed project car)
1985 300D 4X4 project car (617, AX15, Dana 300, Dana 44's, 33's, tube frame)
1985 Mitsubishi 2.3 TD Pick-up,
1982 300CD - red
1982 300CD - white
1985 Euro 280E
Gen. II-616/ 617 Sanden style A/C Compressor Mounting Kit For Sale + Install Inst.
The Differential in the 6.9, will be a 2:65 and have the LSD.
I would be pulling the manifolds and grabbing the transmission, oh well.....too far away.
I pulled one of those 2:65 diffs last summer. I removed the hyd shocks, then the 4 13mm bolts, and when the last one came out, the Diff dropped all the way to the ground, and this is up on PNP`s wheel stands.
I have pulled a lot of 123/126 diffs, and with the shocks removed, they drop about a foot. this 6.9 will hurt you bad. A jack would help if they were allowed.
Be careful. don`t have any part of you under it.
Remember the couple that broke into the White house?
there were three HP ratings on the OM616...
1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! (this engine was installed only in 240D w/automatic transmissions)
Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.
85 300D 360K
84 300SD 270k
82 Datsun Kingcab Diesel 474k
80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 3:58 Diff. 150mph spedo 348k