It sounds like a good option to investigate. I don't know how much money I want to sink into a vehicle this old, though!In regards of underpower, i`m looking at a deasent install. I am currently running the tired old OM 617 N/A. 5 speed manual behind it.
A few G-wagons here in Norway have swapped to the OM 603 with turbo, and no IC. Then with the 722 auto tranny behind it.
The OM 603 (960) is the 6 cylinder, 3 liters diesel engine, normally delivered in the 124 series family estate Mercedes 300 TDT. 147 HP, this without IC!
Some small adjustments to the diesel pressure pump and a huge IC, i hope to have somewhat around 180 HP.
Do you have these estates in the US, to grab these engines from?
By far the best engine to prize ratio, i have ever driven in an G-wagon.
I believe you will find the answer to how the Gs produced under different badges are done if you check the GWOA Forum (462 Dutch to search) ... :costumed-smiley-007Yes, Magna, a giant Canadian automotive company, took over Steyr Puch and now manufactures the G Class under contract to MB. Apparently they have recently extended the contract to produce them until 2015. I am pretty sure it's still all done in the same factory as before, it's just a change of ownership and management.
I don't know if the Peugeot version is made in the same factory and rebadged, or whether it is actually made by Peugeot under licence.
I was out on VC Island a couple months ago and saw several of those 4x4 tdi Delica things running around and one for sale. A guy we met said they are basically imported from Japan when they get old enough, etc. What do you think of those things - are they just cheapo or made fairly well?Nice looking G! It is great to hear some real life comparisons to the Land Rover product. I am happy with my G and considering I paid under half of what a 10 to 15 year old 110 sells for over here. I am a fan of the Defenders but most 10 to 15 year old 110s are a laughable $50,000 (approx).
I have owned 2 of these in the past, the first one for 2.5 years and the second for just over a year. They are built really well, great bang for the buck. I still own a Pajero (Montero) that shares the same engine as the Delica L300 (the version you posted) except the Pajero was intercooled.I was out on VC Island a couple months ago and saw several of those 4x4 tdi Delica things running around and one for sale. A guy we met said they are basically imported from Japan when they get old enough, etc. What do you think of those things - are they just cheapo or made fairly well?
Of course no comparison to G's, but I'm just curious. Of course it wouldn't be legal in the US, neither would most of the other tdi 4x4's !