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jtwoods4

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New Website about W116 Engine!!!!
« on: 11 December 2019, 05:14 AM »
Hello everyone. I spent many hours over the last 3 months rebuilding my Mercedes om617 engine (300SD). I video documented the entire process and I made this website. The website has a parts list download and 22 videos so far. There's also a donation button :) I should be finished in the next couple of weeks. Enjoy.

https://www.om617Rebuild.com
« Last Edit: 11 December 2019, 05:22 AM by jtwoods4 »
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daantjie

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Re: New Website about W116 Engine!!!!
« Reply #1 on: 11 December 2019, 08:51 AM »
Very nice, congratulations!
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Re: New Website about W116 Engine!!!!
« Reply #2 on: 11 December 2019, 08:55 AM »
More videos coming engine should be done soon
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Re: New Website about W116 Engine!!!!
« Reply #3 on: 11 December 2019, 10:09 AM »
This is incredible! We will no longer have to be in the dark regarding rebuilding one of these. I may need this information at some point since the OM617 in my W116 has over 350,000 miles in it, and I have one in my fintail wagon project.
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Re: New Website about W116 Engine!!!!
« Reply #4 on: 11 December 2019, 10:16 AM »
That's exactly why I created the site nothing like this existed. now there's one consolidated site for all the information and how to videos that show exactly how to do it.
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Re: New Website about W116 Engine!!!!
« Reply #5 on: 11 December 2019, 02:43 PM »
Wow!
I don’t think I’ll ever get to the level and have the courage to embark on a project like yours.
But your generosity/modesty to share your knowledge/experience is what keeps the spirit of this site.
Bravo!!!
Impressive!!!
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Re: New Website about W116 Engine!!!!
« Reply #6 on: 11 December 2019, 02:45 PM »
Thank you 😊
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Re: New Website about W116 Engine!!!!
« Reply #7 on: 12 December 2019, 04:58 AM »
I've no diesel W116, so won't comment on the content, but this is definitely very welcome input to the wider community. Thanks for taking this on and sharing!
Have you considered using a head mounted action cam, like a GoPro or similar? It'd free up your hands and you could show all the extra details of the work you need to put the camera down for :)

As an aside, my W124 has an M104 engine with 330kkm on it and you can still see the cross-hatch on the cylinder bores too. I think TJ had a high-mileage example too, same thing.
The don't make them like they used to anymore...

p.s.: Your use of "thousandths" in respect of mm is correct; it's just the number of decimals past the comma. No differences between metric/imperial there, other than needing to convert back and forth.
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Re: New Website about W116 Engine!!!!
« Reply #8 on: 12 December 2019, 05:52 AM »
Yeah I thought about using a head-mounted GoPro I'm just too cheap to go buy one :)

I really never planned to make this site it just ended up happening. I definitely need a more professional camera setup!
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Re: New Website about W116 Engine!!!!
« Reply #9 on: 01 January 2020, 08:39 PM »
This is invaluable. Thank you for this New Year gift!
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Re: New Website about W116 Engine!!!!
« Reply #10 on: 01 January 2020, 09:08 PM »
Enjoy!
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Re: New Website about W116 Engine!!!!
« Reply #11 on: 03 January 2020, 10:14 PM »
Let's keep these things running. I had the pleasure last Friday of driving from Atlanta to Chattanooga, swapping out of an '03 CLK430 into an '83 300SD, and driving from Chattanooga to visit one of the forum members in Knoxville. I had not driven an OM617-equipped vehicle in just shy of two decades. It was a pleasure, and the OM617 is my favorite sounding diesel motor of all time.
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Re: New Website about W116 Engine!!!!
« Reply #12 on: 04 January 2020, 05:22 AM »
Hey I also live in Atlanta. I am in Roswell right on the Chattahoochee River by the North River tavern bar. What part of town do you live in?
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Re: New Website about W116 Engine!!!!
« Reply #13 on: 04 January 2020, 07:09 AM »
Also spitting distance from the river. See PM.
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