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Old 12-09-2000, 10:15 PM
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the motor in my 240D blew timing chain during shutdown.4-speed manual. car otherwise in very good shape. now I'm trying to figure out the economics of the situation. saw a for sale 300d 1985 automatic with body damage but motor sounded good today. I wonder if that stronger motor would economically sensibly go into my car?
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Old 12-10-2000, 07:37 AM
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I wonder if the front suppention will carry the extra weight of the five cyclinder?
Good luck,Jay
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Old 12-10-2000, 10:18 AM
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You did not say if you want to take the automatic transmission along in the swap.

If you do bring the a/t AND you have the entire donor car sitting next to the receiving car, you will be able to accomplish this with much work and care. It may take such items from the donor car as the driveshaft, exhaust system and who knows what.

If your goal is to retain the manual transmission, you will have your work cut out for you. To begin with the crankshaft as it relates to the pilot bearing is different from auto to manual. The bell housing of the transmission would mate but would put the engine too far forward. Moving it back would require a different length driveshaft, it could be that the 300D driveshaft would work. It would also take different length shift rods and possibly clutch lines and speedo cable.

The success of this swap, either way you go, will be determined by your level of determination.

BTW, There is very little difference in engine weight. If there is a spring difference, you could take the springs from the donor car, but if you left the suspension as is there would be no weakness, just slightly incorrect spring rates. These suspensions are the same throughout the 123 series.

Good luck,
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Old 12-10-2000, 02:34 PM
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I ran across a 240d manual with 617 turbo several months ago. The owner gives an overview at the following link:

1980 Mercedes 240D
1982 Mercedes 300SD
1985 Mercedes 300D
1993 Dodge Cummins Turbo Diesel
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