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Old 06-09-2009, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to identify?

So I have this new engine, but I have no idea how or where to find numbers or information on it... I just know it's a Mercedes engine, came from a Reefer unit (drove a compressor), and (possibly) has approximately 40 HP and a top speed of about 3600 RPM. It's non-turbo.

Basically, I'd love to know more about it, including a spec sheet, etc... it may be from 1980's or late 70's, if that helps narrow it down a bit.

Here's what I know so far for sure.
  • It's heavy.
  • It's a single cam
  • Diesel
  • 6 bolt flywheel
  • Siamesed ports 1-2 and 3-4 intake and exhaust
  • 4 cylinder
  • Common rail injection (unless I misunderstand that term)
  • It's heavy
  • No... it's really heavy
  • seriously.
  • Water cooled
  • That's about it.

High Res Pics to come this weekend, most likely... If anyone would like a specific shot, let me know, I'll try to get as many clean angles as I can!


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