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Old 03-02-2013, 03:32 AM
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New to the forum. Hello!

I'm new to this forum but I live near Portland, OR and I am a huge diesel enthusiast! I plan on putting an OM617 in my '88 Jeep Wrangler. From what I hear you guys are the people to know for any info about this engine and swap. Im looking forward to chatting with some of you and picking your brains.
Having a good source of info is going to be a lifesaver for this project.

Until later!

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Old 03-02-2013, 06:38 AM
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the 617 has a huge following here. Me included. One of the best series of engines ever built if not the best....quality wise.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:21 AM
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Blackbolt. WELCOME!

Yes you will find no better resource for MB diesel discussion anywhere beyond this web site. I began posting here under another name 13 years ago SPECIFICALLY for MB diesel information. The URL then was even MercedesShop in those days. People like Tom who posted above me and others are extremely valuable resources for you while driving and maintaining these cars.

NOW, that said, I TRULY hope that you will enjoy being part of our community, BUT I want to warn you that the open discussion here is NOT for the feint of heart. Diesel Discussion is quite civil, friendly and full of EXPERTS that will do anything they can to help you. Open discussion OTOH is as if you just walked into a Biker Bar! It gets ROUGH IN HERE.

We hope to get to know you and hope that we can help you and share your love for these great cars. I personally have driven 123 diesel cars about 800K miles and maintained a few hundred thousand more miles of them for my family. Although I drive a gas car now, I love the smell of diesel exhaust in the morning!

Make sure you check in on the Diesel Discussion and make sure we get the chance to get acquainted here, if you feel comfortable in OD.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:51 AM
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Oh, OD is not that bad.

It helps to put those people on ignore who irritate the most.
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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:03 AM
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DD is great, although I no longer own, I still read there almost daily. Here in OD, we bark and growl a lot, but hardly ever bite.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:26 AM
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I'm new to this forum but I live near Portland, OR and I am a huge diesel enthusiast! I plan on putting an OM617 in my '88 Jeep Wrangler. From what I hear you guys are the people to know for any info about this engine and swap. Im looking forward to chatting with some of you and picking your brains.
Having a good source of info is going to be a lifesaver for this project.

Until later!
Welcome to the forum --- you might want to take a look at this thread over in the Diesel Discussion :
Alternate Diesel/ powertrain swaps. BEFORE you start your swap. Also, there's a website called 4BTswaps --- use google to find it; there's a lot of diesel swapping experience of all kinds on the forum. I'm over there, too.
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Thanks! I'll be sure to browse DD thoroughly.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:51 PM
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Welcome Blackbolt!

here's a link to the 617/Wrangler project done by Hulkgreen over at 4BT

OM617 into a 1994 YJ JEEP !!!!

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