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Old 10-21-2014, 10:04 PM
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300SE/300SD front springs difference?

In the middle of a dieselectomy here in the shop...there's an OM617A from an '85 SD going into a '90 300SE that blew its' headgasket...now I'd say the diesel is a heavier lump than the M103 that's now out - so, do I need the springs from the SD?

Any and all help welcomed here with this..many thanks in advance all.

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Old 10-22-2014, 03:05 PM
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Check the EPC
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Old 10-22-2014, 04:43 PM
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I would...

...but in Canada. EPC not available to us hosers.. FWIW, coils are .5mm thicker on the diesel..17.4mm..
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:33 AM
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If you have the tools, just swap the springs anyways, it won't hurt
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It makes sense that the heavier diesel engine requires heavier duty springs. Definitely swap the springs. I would check if the front struts are the same on the gas and diesel automobiles.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:01 AM
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...but in Canada. EPC not available to us hosers.. FWIW, coils are .5mm thicker on the diesel..17.4mm..


Ah, I did not realize you were in Canada.



Good replacement for the M103. The M103 LWB is a dog of a car. If everything did not work properly on mine, it would be out the door.
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Old 10-24-2014, 01:01 PM
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Ah, I did not realize you were in Canada.



Good replacement for the M103. The M103 LWB is a dog of a car. If everything did not work properly on mine, it would be out the door.
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