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Mercedes OM616 - looking for cruisers w/same

As it rare to find boats with marinized Mercedes diesels onboard, my Celestial 48 has one. The original primary enginge for the boat, provided by Nanni-Diesel in 1986, original information, specs, shop manuals, just general information is scarce.

This is the Mercedes OM616.912 (or marinized Nanni-Diesel 4-242) 72HP diesel engine which powered old merc. truck and cars.

I'm looking for other sailors with this type of engines to share stories, parts sourcing, maintenance and fix advise.

I am currently looking for the model # of the primary fuel filter and some advise to fix a fuel leak around one of the injectors. If by chance you now of a good Mercedes diesel mechanic in the Toronto area that will make house calls, it would be most appreciated......

Thanks and please advise.

Dan, Celestial 48'
Toronto, sailing Lake Ontario & Thousand Islands
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