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Cost of an OM605 Turbodiesel Overhaul

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Hi Guys.
Still can't get a OM606. Contemplating fitting an OM605 but almost every one for sale at a Decent price doesn't start. If it starts it doesn't move.

1. Anyone knows the estimated cost of an OM605 overhaul from experience?
2. Is it necessary to buy an entire donor car or engine and gearbox only?
3. Which is the ideal gearbox for this conversion?
4. A few c250TD for sale swings but doesn't start. Any idea as to the possible causes for this?

Thanks
 

Andrew

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The only one that I know on this site that has overhauled a 605 is Roons and he does not hang out here too much anymore. I might see him this weekend - i will ask.
 
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The only one that I know on this site that has overhauled a 605 is Roons and he does not hang out here too much anymore. I might see him this weekend - i will ask.
Thanks Andrew, much appreciated. Also if he is keen, please hook me up with him as I may need some guidance should I go for this conversion.
 

Stu

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Adheel - have you considered a 6cly 300 petrol m103 or m104? for your events, it may be just the thing. Would sound beautiful with a nice exhaust!
 
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Hi Stu, hope you are well. I have, you can get them cheap too. I was hoping to stick with diesel. As a trucking man I grew up with diesel vehicles and the little I know about engines, is of diesel engines.
Not saying I won't have petrol. I owned a 2007 Mercedes C280 AMG. Excellent power. Had few issues. When I do buy a petrol again I hope it's a G63☺

My bad luck all the C250TD I find are either too far away or not starting etc. Still looking. But OM605TD it will be if not OM606.

That being said, I put a bottle of Liqui Moly Injector cleaner in and boy it made a bigger difference than the Wynns I put in every 6-12 months. Injectors may need overhaul.

The next event in April may not be on TV if they don't get sponsors. They are allowing 2 vehicles per driver. So I'm doing the dirt drag and time attack in the Hilux and the obstacle course in the G.