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What do I do with this? 1984 190D 2.2 liter diesel engine

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I do have a 190D in my fleet, but this engine I am talking about is from a different car. My father and I bought this car for parts originally. I have already sold a lot of parts, used some on my car and towed away the stripped chasis.

The engine did not run well on testing. It was loud and shaking. I will keep the transmission. However, I am running out of space where I live so I need to let go of the block. I have NO CHOICE.

What can I do with this block? Will it be worth some coin for scrap metal? I really rather see a Mercedes guy have it. You know, someone that can use it in some way. I hate to see it destroyed.

I am all ears for any suggestions. I do not live in a house where I can simply store it in some shed in the yard. I live in an apartment so keeping something like this is very difficult. I kept it for many years already and cannot do more.
This is from a California car, so no rust belt stuff to worry about.

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Re: What do I do with this? 1984 190D 2.2 liter diesel engine

Put an ad in Craigslist and be truthful about it. Someone could use it.

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Re: What do I do with this? 1984 190D 2.2 liter diesel engine

Well, I guess I can put it on Craig's List and on the For Sale thread here even though I'd be giving it away free of charge (I just want to help more Mercedes 2.2 diesels).

Truth is the engine is not perfect and can't be popped under the hood. However, the block is good and can be rebuilt.

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AnthroProfessor;150736 wrote:
Well, I guess I can put it on Craig's List and on the For Sale thread here even though I'd be giving it away free of charge (I just want to help more Mercedes 2.2 diesels).

Truth is the engine is not perfect and can't be popped under the hood. However, the block is good and can be rebuilt.

If only you were closer I would take it. I just bought a 1984 190D with motor problems.

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Re: What do I do with this? 1984 190D 2.2 liter diesel engine

Wow, you dug up this old thread. That's good, as we should benefit from the past, present and future posts.

I managed to store that little engine block in an enclosed garage. It is sitting on a movable cart with wheels. I can always move it around easily now and made it so it does not have a large footprint while in the garage. I have recognized how valuable it is to me now. These blocks are no longer made, and I have one that has not been machined yet. The crankshaft is still intact. If I ever blow the engine in my 190D where the block was beyound repair, I will be glad I saved this extra block.

How is your engine acting up? Overheated? Kicked a piston? If your short block is intact and the crank turns, perhaps a cylinder head job alone will work wonders. I have done that to an old diesel engine. People were telling me to change the rings and pistons too while I am at it. I just stuck with the head job and the results were very good--I ended up saving so much money and my engine is still original at the same time (this was done before the Classic Center existed and when most machine shops did not use the Original Mercedes Parts when it comes to piston and rings).

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