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Old 03-10-2016, 10:09 AM
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OM314 parts sources?

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Does anyone here have parts sources for the OM314 engine? I'm looking at one, but would like to have an idea of part availability and prices before I decide to take the plunge.

Any comments on weak areas on the engines?

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Old 03-13-2016, 02:24 PM
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I've never owned / used one but they seem to have a good reputation for old engines. Parts might be available via the Mercedes dealership but I'd expect them to be seriously expensive.

What do you plan to use the engine for?
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What was an OM314 used in?

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Old 03-13-2016, 05:13 PM
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What was an OM314 used in?

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Larger commercials / campers like these

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_T2

and unimogs.

It was built for ages from 1965 to about 1990 - direct injection I believe.

Some data here in German =>

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_OM_300_%28klein%29
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:11 PM
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Stretch,

I have come across a couple of busses with this engine in them. I'm trying to determine if the engine is/will be a viable power unit in a bus long term both in cost of and availability of parts. I have seen some busses for sale with the OM 616 engine in them, but figure life is too short to have a bus with that small an engine in the mountains of the northwest!

I am also curious if a 617 engine would bolt up to the manual tranny in the bus. I have no info on this, but the extra hp of the 617 would be attractive.

I understand that the OM 314 engine is direct injection. From what I can find, they are robust engines if reasonable care is given them.

I have not located a forum for MB busses. Anyone know of one?

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Old 03-14-2016, 08:53 AM
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From what I've read the OM314 would be better suited for a big old bus than the OM617 even with a turbo. The OM314 is a good old mud plugger. If you want modern speeds (and want to fit modern brakes) I'd go for a twin turbo OM651 with a 7 speed automatic!

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