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Mike5999
05-24-2015, 01:56 PM
Hello. I have an engine (om647) i need to get rebuilt. A piston blew on it. Anyone know where i can get it done in southern / southwest/ central florida?
Thanks (sorry if I posted in wrong thread)
-Mike

lindenengineering
05-24-2015, 04:27 PM
Mike
With a piston blown do you know what the circumstances were that led to the failure in the first place.?

The reason I is that the std bore will have limited O/S pistons available.
The MB off the shelf O/S are $500 a pop in "10" overs.
Mahle/Clevite through the engine re-builders houses have up to 0.030" available the last time I looked.
In many cases the parent bores get so ripped up that over-sizing isn't possible so then its a sleeving job to get it back to std or matched o/s with the others during rectification.

As with many things costs can start to go skyward, so look before you leap.
Sometimes a low mileage take out CAN offer a cheaper alternative IF (operative word here) you can get a certified from vehicle records a low mileage take out.
The other week I got my hands on a mortician/undertaker's concertinaed wrecked 2006 van with 104,000 on it.
Lots of nice cheap parts for dead Sprinter resurrection, excuse the pun!~:lol:
Best of luck
Dennis

Mike5999
05-24-2015, 08:01 PM
Mike
With a piston blown do you know what the circumstances were that led to the failure in the first place.?

The reason I is that the std bore will have limited O/S pistons available.
The MB off the shelf O/S are $500 a pop in "10" overs.
Mahle/Clevite through the engine re-builders houses have up to 0.030" available the last time I looked.
In many cases the parent bores get so ripped up that over-sizing isn't possible so then its a sleeving job to get it back to std or matched o/s with the others during rectification.

As with many things costs can start to go skyward, so look before you leap.
Sometimes a low mileage take out CAN offer a cheaper alternative IF (operative word here) you can get a certified from vehicle records a low mileage take out.
The other week I got my hands on a mortician/undertaker's concertinaed wrecked 2006 van with 104,000 on it.
Lots of nice cheap parts for dead Sprinter resurrection, excuse the pun!~:lol:
Best of luck
Dennis
Thanks Dennis,
im currently looking into buying an engine but they cost too damn much.
the best deal i ever got was an engine, transmission, 2 back doors, and a side door for 1500$

lindenengineering
05-24-2015, 09:58 PM
How much do you consider is too damn much?
3K 5K or 7 K?
Dennis

SewerRatz
05-24-2015, 10:06 PM
I have talked to a group on Facebook called Diesel Conversion Specialists a while back. They convert Ford and Chevys to Cummins engines. They told me they can convert a Sprinter to a Cummins engine for me to give them a call when I am ready. Here is a link to their site. https://www.dieselconversion.com/

crazyswede
05-26-2015, 06:23 PM
The rebuild kit for a sprinter 2.7 including pistons costs just under $2000

http://europarts-sd.com/2004-2006sprinterenginerebuildkit.asp

Factor in Machine shop work for the bores and whether you need new rods and you are easily looking at $3000 if you do all the work yourself. Paying someone for a rebuild is probably going to set you back $5000 or more depending on how much is done. A rebuilt engine is probably the easiest way to go or find a used motor.

Not sure that I'd want to do a engine conversion given how versatile and efficient the stock motor is. A conversion is going to bring its own set of headaches as you are basically rebuilding the entire van at that point.

lindenengineering
05-26-2015, 08:20 PM
The rebuild kit for a sprinter 2.7 including pistons costs just under $2000

http://europarts-sd.com/2004-2006sprinterenginerebuildkit.asp

Factor in Machine shop work for the bores and whether you need new rods and you are easily looking at $3000 if you do all the work yourself. Paying someone for a rebuild is probably going to set you back $5000 or more depending on how much is done. A rebuilt engine is probably the easiest way to go or find a used motor.

Not sure that I'd want to do a engine conversion given how versatile and efficient the stock motor is. A conversion is going to bring its own set of headaches as you are basically rebuilding the entire van at that point.

Don't forget head work! Base cost $600 just to do a simple valve job!
Might even need injectors at $300 each --$1500 minimum.
Dennis

crazyswede
05-27-2015, 04:08 PM
Don't forget head work! Base cost $600 just to do a simple valve job!
Might even need injectors at $300 each --$1500 minimum.
Dennis

yes head work too. Not to mention things like accessories, coolant lines, fuel lines, AT lines, belts, pulleys, harmonic balancer, wires, paint.

An engine conversion wont be cheap because in these vans an engine conversion typically means a transmission conversion too which means a different drive shaft, possibly a stronger axle and then of course traction control and abs are now in need of swap. Better off stripping the van to a bare shell and installing the full system from another vehicle. (just realized it wasn't the OP who mentioned the engine conversion).

Gabe Athouse
05-28-2015, 01:05 AM
Why would you want to convert to a cummins engine on a sprinter? My feeling is that the main reason to buy a sprinter is for the engine. It's very efficient, smooth and powerful.