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Old 09-05-2000, 07:13 PM
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I found a diesel engine at a salvage yard 115K miles out of a 83 300SD for $1800.00 what are yalls feelings on salvage yard engines? This includes turbo and injection pump. Also will this engine work in a 85 300SD? Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-05-2000, 09:53 PM
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No problem with a salvage yard engine, and no immediate problem with using it in a 85. Except the injection pump is different in 85. There are a number of slight differences like a crank sensor that is used for engine speed for the A/C system.

The car would need to be set up as the earlier model.

The major problem here is that you will have better than 3-3500 dollars of value by the time the project is finished and you will still have a used motor of dubious history (I didn't know that salvage yard motors ever had more than a 100k [bg])and minor rigging.

If you are planning on selling the car the whole project is poor. If you are planning on driving the car a proper rebuild has much more value.

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Old 09-05-2000, 10:11 PM
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OK just checking. Bythe way what does [bg] mean? Im not up on all these chat abbr.

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Old 09-05-2000, 10:22 PM
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It means big grin, tongue in cheek so to speak. In other words, how likely is it that a 17 year old diesel motor has 115k miles on it.
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Old 09-05-2000, 11:17 PM
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Ok. Yea I see what you mean.
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Old 09-08-2000, 02:25 AM
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I wish you supposedly technical people would stop calling an engine a motor. Motors run on electricity, hydraulics, air etc. Engines run by burning a fuel either internally or externally. Did you ever hear of a steam motor? There is no such thing as a gasoline or diesel motor either.!
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Old 09-08-2000, 04:15 AM
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Now wait; I'm confused....

so vehicles built by Bavarian Motor Works don't have motors?

and Mercedes' indefatigable OM617 really isn't an "M" after all?

As anyone informed Stuttgart and München? [BG]

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Old 09-08-2000, 10:50 AM
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Why is Detriot nicknamed "motor city"?

Straight from Merriam Webster::
Main Entry: 1mo·tor
Pronunciation: 'mO-t&r
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin, from movEre to move
Date: 1586
1 : one that imparts motion; specifically : PRIME MOVER
2 : any of various power units that develop energy or impart motion: as a : a small compact engine b : INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE; especially : a gasoline engine c : a rotating machine that transforms electrical energy into mechanical energy
3 : MOTOR VEHICLE; especially : AUTOMOBILE
- mo·tor·dom /-d&m/ noun
- mo·tor·less /-l&s/ adjective

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Old 09-08-2000, 02:11 PM
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Go ahead Q! I think P.E. is taking life just a little seriosly.

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Old 09-08-2000, 09:32 PM
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Yes, yes yes. A motor is a motor and a engine is a engine. If you were in the service and called a engine a motor, you would have a hammer shoved down your throat.
Ever hear of a electric engine? Or driving a 300HP 4x4, with 12 tires on it farm tractor and say the motor sure runs smooth. The motor in the sewing machine runs smooth, not the 18 wheeler.
Hey Shuster, did you get the visors from Minnesota???? Tom Karels. Thanks.
I have lots of parts for sale from a 83 123,
such as a rebuilt trans, injector pump, cylinder head, A/C pump, Alternator, Starter,
complete rear axle, front suspension, etc, etc, CHEAP
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Wow!! reading all this stuff really "motorvated" me to add just one more silly post

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