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Old 09-08-2013, 09:22 AM
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engine swap i'd like: Subaru Diesel in my Merc

Boxeer - Subaru Diesel Engines

here's the boxer diesel at play on Pike's Peak challenge: 22B Replica Diesel is Mixed-Up Madness - Subiesport TV

45mpg, 200 horsepower, much more torque ;-)

just under $5k for a low hours engine
just under $8k for a zero hours engine

... and then there are the extra goodies

one can dream

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Old 09-08-2013, 09:37 AM
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Subaru diesel!

Did these make it to market in the USA yet? They look fantastic, and might be a nice replacement for my aging Passat TDI. They there is the high mileage Kia Rio Diesel. That would be a great daily hack.......why can't we have them like the rest of the planet?
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:35 AM
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Boxeer - Subaru Diesel Engines

here's the boxer diesel at play on Pike's Peak challenge: 22B Replica Diesel is Mixed-Up Madness - Subiesport TV

45mpg, 200 horsepower, much more torque ;-)

just under $5k for a low hours engine
just under $8k for a zero hours engine

... and then there are the extra goodies

one can dream
I think you'd have trouble retrofitting that into a benz.
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Did these make it to market in the USA yet? They look fantastic, and might be a nice replacement for my aging Passat TDI. They there is the high mileage Kia Rio Diesel. That would be a great daily hack.......why can't we have them like the rest of the planet?
Unfortunately, no.
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I doubt theres enough room between frame rails of any benz.


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Old 09-08-2013, 12:33 PM
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:50 PM
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Nope
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:52 PM
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Where would you get Pats for it?

With the stock Mercedes you can get Parts from a Junk Yard or buy a cheap Parts Car.
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:04 PM
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That Subie diesel might fit this one!
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:35 PM
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You'd have to reshape the cradle aft of the rear axle and add a cooling system. Can't be more difficult than a 617 powered Studebaker Coupe Express

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Old 09-08-2013, 04:47 PM
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Piece of cake!
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any subaru boxer engine is really wide, those cars frame rails are the widest of any regular car you see. Take a look at one without an engine.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:44 PM
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the Subaru Diesel vendor in the USA is in Tennessee ... a couple hundred miles away.
My original engined 1979 300SD is just getting broken in with 133k ... who knows, after a 1 million miles, I'll be ready.

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