Thread: Car of the week
View Single Post
  #547  
Old 10th June 2019, 12:00 PM
c107's Avatar
c107 c107 is offline
Aristocrat
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 1,899
Default Re: Car of the week

Quote:
Originally Posted by SEL_69L View Post
Pity the W123 300D Turbo was never sold in Australia.
It was sold in the U.S. however.

I have heard of a 300D modded with a turbocharger.
What I do not know, is if lower compression pistons are desirable with a diesel engine, if a turbo is installed.

Do the American 300D, and the American 300D Turbo have different compression ratios?
Yes they do. The turbo motors are lower compression. And other mods, I think oilers in the rods and other misc stuff like different injectors.

Better to import a USA 300D with a rusty body and swap the running gear to a RHD chassis with bad motor.
__________________
Bryce
http://www.classicjalopy.com
Reply With Quote