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another diff issue - 300sd

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by chodda, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. chodda

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    hello guys

    as previously posted I have finished conversion of 500sec. now, the 300sd (617) turbo engine is plunged in auto.tranny also taken from 300sd.

    3.07 diff from donor car has no ABS, and yet I have another 3.46 from gasser which has ABS and will fit to 500sec.

    As for now I drive with 2.24 original from gasser but car is so slow on takeoff and hills.(noise is reduced however...)

    Please advise can I and what outcome of putting 3.46 diff with ABS might be
     
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    chodda

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    Sorry can't help with the diff issue but I'd like to see some pictures and hear some more about the engine transplant as it's one of those things I always thought I'd like to do one day. SEC, superb looking car + 3.0 TD engine running on chip fat = motoring bliss :)
     
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    well,there's a donor above stripped :) it was very hard to find one in europe
    all in all everything bolts, 617 turbo is quite fair for this chassis but diff must be resolved because car now is a slow dog :)... my pumpkin is newer gen2 so it is harder to find used one.. as for now I drive with 2.24 which is way too slow.(on start and hills...anyway...)

    I have 3.07 from donor but it has no ABS so I m sticking with 2.24 with ABS for now... at least until I discover some 2.47,2.88 or 3.07 with ABS

    el.instalations are also one thing that you have to think of because it is nothing like w124 where you can basically plug out/in everything you like, in my (w126) case I had to re-wire whole car to avoid cutting.

    edit: you also have to cut exhaust pipe for a 5 cm or so to fit a 500sec ...
     
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