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Old 07-01-2019, 01:19 PM
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OM617 Worth keeping spare?

Hi Guys,

I'm going to be junking my one 82 300SD (green). The body has seen better days. I have another 300SD (gold) that I'm going to be restoring eventually.

At some point I thought "hey I'll pull the 617 out of the green SD and store it." Now I'm questioning that logic and only thinking I should save important bits like the injection pump and turbo (it was recently rebuilt).

The gold SD has 144k or so. The green has 283K. The motor was allegedly rebuilt a bit before we bought it in 2007.

What do you guys think?
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82 300SD 145k
89 420SEL 210k
89 560SEL 118k
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93 300E 195k
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