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Old 06-27-2014, 08:22 PM   #61
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Vids of full pull!
when I say much faster its still pretty slow, 11-12 second 0-60



Pretty much the end of the main project. I just put the 1,000 mile on the rx7 and its running better than ever, clocking about 40mpg mostly city. took practically four years from this





to this








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Old 11-15-2015, 02:04 PM   #62
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I brought this with me last year during my move to Oregon and have been daily driving it for about 9000 miles now. Its surprisingly a lot of fun. I'm running about 12psi and it spools pretty fast. 0-60 is down to a solid 10second but it tops out around 90mph, its still a slow diesel. I get about 400-430 miles on each tank (10 gallon) so the fuel economy is fantastic.
it started non-turbo @59hp, I can't wait to get it get it on a dyno and see if I made it to 100hp yet





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Old 11-15-2015, 04:30 PM   #63
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i still find myself liking this project. Ive eyed the om602 but id likely just keep in in the w201 body.
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:52 PM   #64
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i still find myself liking this project. Ive eyed the om602 but id likely just keep in in the w201 body.
I'd like to see someone do that, or a 603 with a huge turbo! I originally floated the idea of a 617 when i had an extra laying around but they are very tall and significantly heavier than the engine i used, which barely fits even with the 6 inch notch out of the subframe.
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Old 11-16-2015, 12:52 AM   #65
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i have a om603 w124 daily, and for what its worth, the om606 is superior. I dont think we really got the om605 here....
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Old 02-06-2016, 03:43 PM   #66
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I've finally worked out all the kinks in this project and wanted to see what it could handle so I took it on a 900mile camping trip with a friend of mine out to eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. It made it without incident over the snow covered cascades and reached a max elevation of 6800ft!
I'm running studded snow tires so it handled the snow packed mountain roads with ease.

Averaged 38mpg





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Damn that's cool lol. Gotta love that MPG.
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8 years later it still runs and I’m still basically daily driving it. I’ve put about 40,000 miles on it thus far with no major breakdowns after about the 2000 mile mark. I keep thinking I should swap in something else but this thing is just indestructible. The only weakness is temps below 20 degrees.
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MAN! I forgot all about this project! Good to hear it's still going strong.
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