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christopher stemen
08-14-2013, 01:58 AM
I have a 2006 sprinter with bad motor. It is a om 647 la motor and I have a donor 2003 motor that is a om 617 la. Can i swap out the intake and use the donor motor or is there more differences that will not allow it to work??

08-14-2013, 04:06 AM
Lots more differences. Mostly in the wiring and ECU functioning, I believe. In short, it won't work. At least not very easily.
Others will chime in with more specifics, I'm sure.
Sorry to burst your bubble.

08-14-2013, 09:02 AM
Sure you could manage it as I think the OM617 has a mechanical injection pump . BUT the ECU monitors everything else & will wonder what the hell is going on & throw a fit and sulk

Possible , but unlikely to satisfy you in the long run .