This is where I currently am. I'm starting to get all of the accessories installed on the OM617 Mercedes Turbo-Diesel. Aside from the power steering pump, every single accessory is brand new. The alternator is a John Deere 150amp upgrade from the stock 75amp alternator.
Every seal in the...
A few more pictures of how the Rear Sump Pickup Tube and Rear Sump Oil Pan turned out on the OM617 Mercedes Turbo-Diesel. This is completely custom work and to my knowledge, hasn't been done before. :)
I built a small bracket to support the pickup tube that bolts down on the 3rd Crank Cap.
Hey Ben, I'm Adam with Blue Ridge Overland Gear. I would love to share the pic of your Dodge Tiger RV and Jeep on our Instagram and FB Page with your permission. Do you by chance have an Instagram account? Thank you!
Who is gonna be there? It's located only an hour from us here at Blue Ridge Overland Gear in Bedford, VA. www.blueridgeoverlandgear.com
I'll have my Jeep either in our Booth or on display at the event with the completed Mercedes Turbo-Diesel swap. ;)
Once my buddy Jamie in Alabama got a hold of the pan to build me a rear sump pan and extended oil pump pickup, this is what we ended up with. He does some amazing work! 🆒
The notch cut out of the front of the pan is to help clear my trackbar. I should have the pan back early next week for an...
This is what the pan started out as, narrowed an maximumly clearanced at the front to help clear the upper control arms while still utilizing the stock oil pump and pickup. The threaded hole in the side is for the Turbo oil drain. This pan comes modified from a company out of Pennsylvania, and...
Being that the OM617 Mercedes Turbo-Diesel I’m installing has a front sump oil pan, it interferes with the front axle on an XJ. I had a narrowed and higher clearance oil pan made for the motor, and was told it would fit with only 2in of lift. Well, I’ve got 3.5in of lift, and this was how...
Great thread! Your attention to detail reminds me a lot of my build thread, as I see you also used Seam Sealer around the edge of each tacked-in floor pan!
Do you plan to keep the stock steel wheels?
Finally was able to secure some garage space to get the Mercedes OM617 Turbo-Diesel installed! The motor mounts are welded up and the engine is centered!
It's back on the engine stand right now to finish being refreshed with new seals, but it'll be back in soon and then it's time to finish up...