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Thread: Italian UNIMOG Camper construction

  1. #21
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    This link should be helpful. Look carefully and you will find "sheets' for Unimog gearboxes and axles, also for whichever motor one has (300 series in your case).
    http://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevoli...&language_id=1
    Simple advice (not cheap but the best):
    gearbox Castrol Syntrans
    Axles/portals Mobil Delvac Synthetic Gear Oil 75W90
    Motor: a 228.3 or 228.5 oil

    Charlie
    Unimog U500 with Unicat camper; diesel BMW X5 35d, diesel BJ40 Landcruiser and diesel M37

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    Hi Charlie,

    thanks for your response. did you know the difference between 228.3 and 228.5 oils? for me it's not so clear!
    Simone

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    For the motor on a 1300 a 228.3 oil should be sufficient. 228.5s are synthetic more or less and meet more stringent test requirements.
    A 300 series motor (yours) can actually use a 228.1 oil, as can my 906 since it is only Euro III.
    More specifically, 228.1 meets the old ACEA E2, 228.3 meets old ACEA E3 and 228.5 meets current ACEA E4, all with some additional MB tests. SOME but not all 228.3s also meet current ACEA E7, with some additional tests.

    Charlie
    Unimog U500 with Unicat camper; diesel BMW X5 35d, diesel BJ40 Landcruiser and diesel M37

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    Hi all,

    after many days of job, finally I have tested my unimog in Morocco.



    The camper is not finished, I have to work on the interior and also on the cabin, but now it's working



    Driving the truck on the desert after one year of work it was really nice, and all works correctly



    Now I have to work on the cabin, I have to paint it. And I have to build some exterior box to substitute the originals that are too smaller .



    I want also work on the suspension because the rear of the truck with the original springs is too soft.



    Me and Lucia are very happy of the work, so we are ready to start for the next adventure!

    Here http://www.advrider.it/archives/2916 you can find other photos!
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    Looks like fun! I wish we were there.
    Were you in Morocco recently in the winter? What were the temperatures? When we were there in the desert in July it was up to 45C.

    Charlie
    Unimog U500 with Unicat camper; diesel BMW X5 35d, diesel BJ40 Landcruiser and diesel M37

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    Looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlieaarons View Post
    Looks like fun! I wish we were there.
    Were you in Morocco recently in the winter? What were the temperatures? When we were there in the desert in July it was up to 45C.

    Charlie
    Hi Charlie,

    I start my trip in December and I come back at home the second week of January. In the desert it's cold in the morning 2/5 C in the afternoon we get 20/25 C. I think this is one of the best period to stay in the desert, but it's impossible to go on the Atlas because there is snow.

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    Thanks a lot Overland Hadley !!!!

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    Thanks for sharing the video - makes me what to drive my Mog even more. YOu did a great job on the truck in suh a short time, hopefully my first trip goes as well as your has.
    Iain
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