Mercedes-Benz

717.401 and 717.430 x2 gearbox disassembly

the 717.401 on one w123 aswell as the 717.430 in the yellow om602turbo both gave up, third gear and then loads of unhappy sounds. They have been waiting 2 years, and 1 year separately, and thought id dissemble them to both see the difference between the 717.401 getrag and the more common 717.430 Some people […]

Spring swap

w201 190d 2.5 facelifted om602 ride height comparison Springs; Rear 230mm long, 13,7mm thick Front 300mm long 14.8mm thick (1243211904) Way to low in my opinion Tried the springs from the w201 190E m102 i got from Thorbjörn at Engdahl motorsport, they were somewhat at stock rideheight, but with the heavy om602 it was an […]

Injector differences – mercedes diesel engines

Om615, om616 and om617 injectors prechamber injectors for the 2 valve om61x engines Pop pressure: naturaly aspirated engines 115 bar Turbo engines 135 bar om601, om602 and om603 prechamber injectors for the 2 valve om60x engines Pop pressure: naturaly aspirated engines 115 bar Turbo engines 135 bar om604, om605 and om606 Prechamber injectors for the […]

w123 om602 turbo 7.5mm dieselmeken SOLD

bright sun, and not good whitebalance, tried on the 15″ hubcaps on 16″ steel rims, 7″ wide in the front 8″ wide in the back. Last picture of the vehicle in my possession, sold to someone living nearby so will probably spot it doing burnouts and drifting around corners.

717 Fivespeed Gearboxes

717.433 Paired with the following engines: m103.942, m103.940 m103.980 M103.983 om603.912 Om606.910 And these cars: 124.050, 124.007, 124090, 124190, 124191, 124026, 124027, 124030, 124030, 124130, 124131 717.435 Found in the w201 chassie m102.985 190E 2.3 aswell as the m103.942 and m103.983 both 190E 2.6 201028, 201029 717.450 made by ZF 300E 24v in the 124 chassie 320E in the 124 chassie   717.460 […]

BMW E39 540 Diff bushing swap

  the bushings came out quite easy, but to get them back in was more of a pain in the ass, a bit of silicone lubrication and they finaly popped back in. Sort of reversed order vs getting them out in the pictures above, a set of 3/4 sockets came in handy. one bolt broke […]

716 Sixspeed Gearboxes

The Sixspeed 716 series gearbox came first in the 210 chassis as far as i know, and the can be found in different versions in The Chassis: 210 E-Class 203 C.CLASS 163 ML 209 CLK 204 C-Class 204 GLK 211 E-Class 171 SLK 172 SLK 212 E-Class 207 E-Class 639 VITO VANS 901/2/3/4 SPRINTER VANS […]

w201 m111 turbo Exhaust manifold

Quite obvious it isnt straight, and where the leak(s) has been. It had massive cracks almost al over it, atleast 4 large ones, but untill resurfaced/planed it wont be quiet.. — Update: Got the manifold machined at RDB DynoTuning Uddevalla, aint got no problem anylonger with sound/leaks against the engine, the manifold looked like a […]

Tiny-projects Rustbucket w116 450SEL om617

Bought a w116 for parts about a year ago, mostly for the 3.07 differential, drove it the 2 hours back home, had some ingenous solutions to problems. Its a pain in the ass to always swap the fuses, why not solder for a while and remove al that unnecesary trouble?   not much of a […]

w201 M103 3.0 Loosen fan clutch and pulley

Start by getting the water and cooler of. This is very easily done by loosening the three bolts on each side of cooler-bar, by the headlights. There is also one screw in the center, down by the bumper. After this you loosen the hose going to the water coolant reserv and collect the water coming out into something. […]

w201 M103 3.0 Triggerwheel install

Got the timing wheel installed. It’s a 60-2 wheel from Turbobandit in Sweden meant for the M103 crank pulley. I’m very pleased with this piece. It is the same thickness as and therefor replaces the balancer. It’s a pretty simple process in theory but I had some problem getting the harmonic balancer of since I […]

w201 M103 3.0 Subwoofer in the back dash

When I bought this car, it had a 12″ sub woofer that was sliding around in the trunk. It was always in the way and also, the sub didn’t sound to well. Turned out that the enclosure didn’t have the correct dimensions, so no wonder. Anyway, I got an idea of installing it in the […]

BMW E39 540 Clutch+pressureplate swap

Standard fight to get the gearbox down, it was also a lot heavier than the fivespeed in the m64b44 swapped 535i e39 old vs new clutch   Swapped gearlinkage bushings also, makes a big difference for the feel of the shifter

BMW E39 540 Replaced upper timing chain cover gaskets

  Replaced the upper timing chain cover gaskets on my 540i, see 4 and 5 below.   I thought it would be a good time to replace them, since most of the other gaskets already had been replaced. Old ones were literally hard as plastic, with no rubber flexibility left in them whatsoever. They broke […]

3.07 differential w123 torn/used

Bought a 3.07 to put in a friends car, with what i was told a low mileage, about 250000km (low mileage to be a 300tdt w123) dont know if the oil has been neglected, started the regular cleanup, and was about to swap the sealrings/dichtrings: A0039978347 but i left it be, it will probably run […]

BMW E39 540 INPA BMW E39 m62

Analog Values 1 INPA, Battery VOltage, Air intake, Engine Speed, Coolant temperature, Throttle potentiometer, load Analog values 2 INPA Lambda Sensor voltage and other values, adaption value smoothness values INPA e39 540i

w140 S500 S500+S400 swap enginemount / motormount w140

Swapped the enginemount on the cars right side, the engine transplanted vibrations to the car when decelerating/enginebraking at about 50-60mph, not a nasty sound, but not something that should exist in a w140 The hardest part was to get the top 17mm bolt loose, one at the bottom was broken of (darn rust) but the […]

s123 touring om605 722.6 Rack & pinion from w210 in a w123

Got some pictures from Brad over at Benzworld.org (1884benz) from when he installed a rack and pinion from a w210 in the same w123 he puts a LS1 engine in build thread here: http://ls1tech.com/forums/conversions-hybrids/1774303-1982-300td-benz-lm7-4l60e-swap.html I am looking to go down the same route regarding stearing on both the s123 280TE with om605 aswell as the s123 200t […]

BMW E39 540 535i E39 to 540i engine swap completed

Swapping over the old engine harness to the new engine. The new M62B44 originally came from a car with an auto transmission, and therefore some of the plugs and connectors differed from the ones in my manual 535i. Replacing the steering box with the new one out of an M5 E39. The steering ratio is quicker(3 […]