Hi everyone, I thought I'd join what looks like a sound forum.
I've been messing about with diesels since I was about 10... I'm building a om606 powered mercedes 190 project in the style of those crazy boys from Finland. KKD motorsport manifold, HX35 and external wastegate are on order along with some 7.5mm elements for my M series pump
OMG - I've been waiting for one of the crazy Fin's to join this forum with the OM606's. I've been searching for one of them for literally years!! Sound like you are the next best thing!! (I assume your not actually Finnish? sp?)
Get some pics up.... I will wait with baited breath (so you'd better hurry!!!)
Nice one! Ive seen your posts on another forum, good to see you here, pics please?! Have a real soft spot for mercs, I watch the superturbo youtube videos almost nightly lol the 190 was some car, like a tank.
@JP-w210s with the om606 are cheap now, I can get my hands on one now which needs test and a 'little' work for £450, they are around, I'm just not finished completely with the 306 yet!
[-o< A silver w210 dropped on monoblocks with tints and a 400hp diesel engine, sex.
In case people haven't seen these, the OM606 manifold from KKD looks like this:
And whilst I have a TIG set, counting my time and all the parts, I couldn't make that quality of manifold for that kind of money.
I'm getting a 12cm2 HX35 with the 54mm compressor and 60mm turbine:
The general opinion is that the 12cm housing is the best on the 606 engine as anything smaller results in too much back pressure. If I go VNT/VGT then I'll be using an HE341VE, again from Holset, but these are difficult to find over here.
So as my M series bosch pump has no ALDA on the top (it came from a uk spec w124 300d) I need some way of controlling the off-boost smoke.
So this Bailey dump valve got donated to the cause:
Half an hour in the lathe and it looks like we're getting somewhere:
The plan is to rethread the top plate to accept an m10 socket cap screw, make a new piston rod that will seal into the lower steel part (which has a small lip seal inside) and then using a ptfe plug, resin up the dump ports and sleeve the outside with another aluminium tube. I'll then fit an air connection to the underside of the piston.