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Old 05-25-2011, 11:02 AM   #31 (permalink)
Mercedes Dieseler
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Earlier in this thread, someone suggested a Mercedes Turbodiesel. I will wholeheartedly second this suggestion. There are several good options from MB, depending on how much you want to spend and how much power you want. From the '80's era 617 turbodiesels, up through the later 60x series of engines, which were available as 2.2L 4 cylinders, 2.5L 5 cylinders (with or without turbo power), 3.0 or 3.5L 6 cylinders, and the 4 valve per cylinder 605 and 606 engines, again with or without turbos.

There are a variety of transmission choices from MB, from 3 speed autos all the way up to 6 speed manual trans.

For a full sized Jaguar, I would be looking for an OM605 or OM606 turbo, which are 2.5L and 3.0L, respectively, 4-valve per cylinder diesels which will work with both 100% mechanical injection pumps or electronically controlled pumps.


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