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post #9 of Old 03-31-2012
DC MacKenzie
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Re: Mercedes OM616 - looking for cruisers w/same

I have a OM616.912 fitted in my boat, a Compass 47 that I bought three years ago. I took the engine out and had the block re-built and bought many ancilliary parts from various sources. If you are looking for technical advice, you might have a look at the DMV Bootsdiesel website (Germany). The guys there are happy to answer any questions you have and they speak English. In England, the company I used for the block re-build was Crewe Engines, who specialize in Mercedes engines. I have lots of further information about this engine as I have done a lot or research on it. I also have a complete workshop manual if you need any specific tech data. To my knowledge it is a good, robust, hardworking engine that should give years of service and spares are availale worldwide, just think of all the 240D taxis that there are all over the place all with is engine, many with up to 300,000 miles on the clock.......
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