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Old 04-30-2019, 11:45 PM   #61
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Default Re: 07 Sprinter V8 LS 6.2 Conversion Engine Swap

Well the weather has been a lot nicer and we spent some time on the swap.
Engine-trans is in.
Power steering plumbed
Fuel system done
Exhaust built
Driveshaft done
Radiator done
Shifter cable done

Hit the key and she fired right up. First start video is below.

I still have to button up some wires and do some programing to get all the little things working and the warning lights off, but for a first start it has a working tach, speedo, coolant temp, PRND shift indicator and check engine light with the stock dash

Now we are getting somewhere.

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Old 05-01-2019, 04:03 PM   #62
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Awesome work. Well done!
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:49 PM   #63
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Here is a little update. It runs and moves under its own power. Now all we have to to is finish up all the little stuff.

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Old 06-28-2019, 05:47 AM   #64
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Here is a little update. It runs and moves under its own power. Now all we have to to is finish up all the little stuff.

http://www.rpmextreme.com/video/IMG_1275.m4v


Great job. How’s the last part going. Isn’t that the part where you need to work your real magic?
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:07 PM   #65
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Great job. How’s the last part going. Isn’t that the part where you need to work your real magic?
Yes. Just to find time to finish up the little things. paying jobs have to come first...... although Im ready to go drive this thing.
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Old 07-02-2019, 11:49 AM   #66
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Is that an oil pressure light on?
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:12 PM   #67
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Is that an oil pressure light on?
I think its the oil level light. I don't have it hooked up yet.
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:40 PM   #68
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nice job. wonder what fuel mileage will be?
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Yes. Just to find time to finish up the little things. paying jobs have to come first...... although Im ready to go drive this thing.
Yeah, paying the bills gets in the way of the real stuff, the real fun.

So, couple of thoughts and question:

Thoughts: Re Tacho, is it accurate (and tops out) or inaccurate. If the later, have you considered just replacing the dial display with a calibrated one? If the former, if, accurate and tops out, have you looked in the ECU etc settings for the Merc. I know eg they have diff ratio recorded in multiple Customer, such as for auto trans, plus ABS, plus instrument cluster. Perhaps you may be able to change the setting to appropriate needle movement for petrol, and swap the dial display? Otherwise, thought about overlay, such as a standalone Can-Bus Tacho in front, linked to the LS signal.

Question 1: Totally appreciate this is a lot of work, and no doubt, your business venture to generate income. Obviously in Aus, am not about to ship a van to you for a swap. Are yo considering any kind of 'kit' (with a premium for your profit), eg your little magic box, engine mounts, etc, just the necessary stuff. We get plenty of cheap LS engines from wrecked Commodores, and the VATS is easily disabled to make swaps easy (physically), its just the bits your working on that are needed. Any idea of pricing if you will?
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Thoughts: Re Tacho, is it accurate (and tops out) or inaccurate. If the later, have you considered just replacing the dial display with a calibrated one? If the former, if, accurate and tops out, have you looked in the ECU etc settings for the Merc. I know eg they have diff ratio recorded in multiple Customer, such as for auto trans, plus ABS, plus instrument cluster. Perhaps you may be able to change the setting to appropriate needle movement for petrol, and swap the dial display? Otherwise, thought about overlay, such as a standalone Can-Bus Tacho in front, linked to the LS signal.

Question 1: Totally appreciate this is a lot of work, and no doubt, your business venture to generate income. Obviously in Aus, am not about to ship a van to you for a swap. Are yo considering any kind of 'kit' (with a premium for your profit), eg your little magic box, engine mounts, etc, just the necessary stuff. We get plenty of cheap LS engines from wrecked Commodores, and the VATS is easily disabled to make swaps easy (physically), its just the bits your working on that are needed. Any idea of pricing if you will?
The TACH is accurate. Yes it will max out. I can get a GAS cluster from Merc with a higher TACH limit. I probably will at some point but at this time I will get everything else working first and then swap it out.

At some point I may offer it as a KIT or just electronics. We have the engine mounts, harness, computer stuff, fans, hoses, lines etc... figured out but there is a lot of other stuff that would need to be done if you are doing it yourself.... driveshafts, shifter cable, exhaust etc...
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