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Years, engines, power numbers?

Old 09-13-2013, 03:44 PM
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Default Years, engines, power numbers?

Sorry for the noob question, searched around quite a bit, can't seem to find what Im looking for.

What Ive seem to have found is the om617 all mech, was run up to 85. From there, I run into all kinds of variables, some in the US, some not. So confused!

What Im really wanting to find is what engines, were in what cars, say 90+, likely I dont care about past 2000 for complications, costs etc. Reliability I can usually find on my own, power numbers would be nice as well.

Im thinking of a diesel conversion, so I care little about the car itself. Been looking at putting one into a 4runner or possibly landcruiser, and remain emissions legit, which since Im only looking at 90 and newer, the old om617 is out of the options. Wanting a reliable SUV, with 20+ mpg, and figure I should be able to get into the high 20s, maybe 30.

Thanks for your info, links, and sorry again for dragging the forum down to noob question!
Old 09-14-2013, 10:09 AM
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Just for common, looks like
OM602.962 the 2.5L in 90-93 300D
OM603.971 - 3.5l inline-6 turbocharged, 148hp, used between 1992 and 1994. "Rod Bender"

Did the 3.5 have routine rod failures? Or jut a nickname?

Thanks for the info, sure wish MB hadnt changed the engine s frequently!
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