Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Fort Myers Florida
Vehicle: 1999 slk230 Kompressor Sport 5 speed manual
Other Toys: 1986 300sdl 1997 z28
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my turbo diesel swap
I have a 1986 300sdl with a decent running om603 which from my research has the same bellhousing as the original m111 and 5 speed manual in my 1999 slk230.
Can anyone see where this is going?
I bought the slk with a blown head gasket and some serious interior issues but at the purchase price I'd be hard pressed to find a w126 parts car.
My initial measurements put the water pump pulley a half inch or so from the original r170 radiator.
If this proves wrong, I guess I could attempt to move the transmission rearward. For now, the linkages and other trans related components are staying put.
I would love some input from knowledgeable sources about what I may run into, so feel free to drop your two cents.
I've pulled the gas engine already, the flywheel and crankshaft position sensor seem similar so I'm hoping the gas crank sensor will bolt in and function properly. Maybe I'll have a tachometer, maybe not. This will be the theme of this swap; observe, attempt, hope, test. I'm hoping to keep as much of the 1999 wiring, etc. alone.