View Full Version : turbo diesel swap

06-04-2011, 01:32 AM
ok so after haveing the 5mge supra motor in for a year and being unable to fix the oil leaks due to grooved cams, crank, and oil pump I decided to go diesel


doner vehicle 1984 mercedes 300d with 274xxxmiles not bad for 400 dollers
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out comes the motor and to my dissapointment a very leaky motor
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on the very bright side it was all worth it after i found these hidden in the trunk
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figured it was a head gasket so i started tearing into it http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/86exra-cab/226697_10150174799692060_503012059_7257458_3441078 _n.jpg
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the cylinder walls were in great shape still had the crosshatching

time for some cleaning and some paint http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/86exra-cab/226343_10150174799977060_503012059_7257464_7040745 _n.jpg
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engine bay pressure washed and then painted today (befor)http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/86exra-cab/257775_10150185503017060_503012059_7360125_1305099 _o.jpg
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also picked up my bushing from the machine shop to center my 22re flywheel onto the mercedes crank and hold the 22re pilot bearing http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/86exra-cab/241067_10150187801057060_503012059_7380435_7370482 _o.jpg

i will post progress as i go hope u enjoy

06-04-2011, 02:31 AM
looking good so far

06-04-2011, 07:50 PM
That's going to be sweet. Should have left it leaky so it rust proofs the old yoda.

06-05-2011, 09:30 AM
Youll be happy thats a real nice swap. What are you going to regear to?

06-05-2011, 04:53 PM
very nice work, never thought of using a merc diesel before. good idea

06-05-2011, 07:40 PM
Sweet looks good so far

06-07-2011, 12:17 AM
ok little more progress got flap thing in the gas tank nozzle out so deisel pump will fit in, pulled the electric fuel pump out of the tank replaced with a rubber hose and put tank filter back on, started lineing up the tranny so tomoro i can get the steel to make the adapter plate

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06-07-2011, 12:17 AM
the yoda got lots of rust proctection from the last motor

06-07-2011, 01:24 AM
nice build [cheers]

06-07-2011, 09:54 PM
Neat. You should make a template for that adaptor. I've noticed a few
om617's being swapped into old toyota's.


06-07-2011, 11:28 PM
yeah that was my plan actually...

06-08-2011, 07:12 AM
An awsome near bullet proof motor for a swap, would love one for my 60 series.

06-09-2011, 12:49 AM
got started on the plate adapter
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06-09-2011, 07:46 PM
this is cool ill have watch this one! what tranny ru using? is it the 4 or the 6?


06-12-2011, 11:57 PM
adapter plate almost finished just the final trim to size and grind and painthttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/86exra-cab/258558_10150194906942060_503012059_7453875_3024750 _o.jpgholes marked and drilledhttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/86exra-cab/243024_10150194907137060_503012059_7453876_4808217 _o.jpgtapping the holeshttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/86exra-cab/256752_10150194907592060_503012059_7453877_2688164 _o.jpgbolted togetherhttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/86exra-cab/257217_10150194907887060_503012059_7453880_2056021 _o.jpg

06-12-2011, 11:59 PM
this is cool ill have watch this one! what tranny ru using? is it the 4 or the 6?

the W56

Bent Black
06-13-2011, 12:36 AM
crazy shit mang[cheers]

06-13-2011, 09:14 PM
Nice job man

06-13-2011, 09:30 PM
Looks like it will be a awesome swap, nice work

06-15-2011, 10:44 PM
finished the adapter plate and did a dry fit i'm waiting on hydro to be finished befor i can start welding http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/86exra-cab/259422_10150196512072060_503012059_7470416_6203236 _o.jpg http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/86exra-cab/243168_10150196512762060_503012059_7470419_3631217 _o.jpg http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/86exra-cab/258802_10150197260222060_503012059_7476758_6797064 _o.jpg http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/86exra-cab/258066_10150197263567060_503012059_7476761_6862315 _o.jpg

06-15-2011, 11:43 PM
Badass man! Keep it up!

mountain man
06-16-2011, 05:07 PM
you should make a list and templates of the parts needed, maybe someone else wants to do the same swap. hmmmmmmm,maybe me!

06-16-2011, 08:05 PM
you should make a list and templates of the parts needed, maybe someone else wants to do the same swap. hmmmmmmm,maybe me!

x2[36] :dontknow:

08-25-2011, 08:53 AM
ok been awile since an update got cought up and havn't had time for an update so here it is... http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/86exra-cab/265344_10150226339567060_503012059_7666942_5560538 _o.jpg
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went to a buddies and decided to have some fun http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/86exra-cab/324069_10150261157512060_503012059_8021862_23714_o .jpg
after it was running i had one dead cylinder i figured it was because the valves were in serious need of adjustment and i didn't have the time so to the shop it went 150$ later it ran like a dream then the overheating started on harrison west fsr 15 k in i limped it home (never use stop leak in a tube rad was clogged almost solid 240$ dollers later and a new rad the problem was fixed. time for more power...propane injection i think so...http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/86exra-cab/324369_10150261155222060_503012059_8021845_1035309 _o.jpg
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thats where i'm at i had to chain one motor mount because it would torqe out and hit the oil cooler line later relized i broke a motor mount so i still need to change that i also had to put a new clutch in i knew i shouldn't have used a used a clutch but my bank account said different ended up paying for a new one after it started slipping...so this is how i put a tranny in by yourself...http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/86exra-cab/330189_10150261159137060_503012059_8021876_2092751 _o.jpg