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Old 02-03-2018, 11:14 PM
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W123 W114 ENGINE SWAP OPTION OM616

Hello guys,

I'm trying to swap OM616.912 engine from 1982 240d W123 into 1975 W115 240d.

I read few threads and found out one of the things i have to do is cut the strut brace because of the oil filter housing Clarence issue.

Besides the strut brace. What other stuff i gotta do? When i was doing the side by side comparison i noticed the 1982 om616.912 little bit more vacuum lines coming out of the firewall compared to w115 and it also have some more linkages on top of the engine.

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Old 02-06-2018, 04:01 PM
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I would recommend that donor and recipient be side-by-side for the swap, so you can make sure you don't leave anything on the donor that you need for the installation.

I do believe that you'll need to swap over the intake or exhaust manifolds or both. I would try to keep the entire glow plug system from the 123. No idea how the throttle linkages will work.
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:50 PM
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You may have an interesting time trying to get the engine shutoff and glow plugs working, since they were part of the knob thing that the /8 has. Can always do a manual switch for the glow plugs, and rig a bracket to hold the cable for the shutoff - but then again you will have an MW pump which shuts off by pushing the "throttle" arm on the pump back so that may be tricky. Have fun!
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:53 PM
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Cant' you swap the oil filter housings between those blocks to avoid cutting the body brace?

I foresee swapping all manifolds, other accessories, and the Injection pump too. The W115 uses a cable for fuel shut-off, while a W213 uses a vaccum signal. The glow system works differently between those engines as well (W115 = manual/W123 = automatic).

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