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Old 15-10-2009, 13:49   #1
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Lifting an OM636 engine

Hello to you all. This is my first visit to the forum.

I've just acquired a Mercedes OM636 diesel but I can't work out how to lift it with the hoist. I can't see any obvious attachment points for a pair of lugs to allow the hoist to attach.

All suggestions gratefully received.

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Old 15-10-2009, 14:19   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Mort.

Your engine doesn’t appear to have lifting lugs. Can you get a sling strap around it?

Here’s the Mercedes OM636 Manual
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http://www.170220.org/uploads/om636_Manual.pdf
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Hi Mort, Ive got an OM636 on my boat. I'd check with Westfield 4x4 as they have been an outstanding resource for parts and information. Give him a call and he should be able to help.

The link is OM636 Diesel Engine Spares

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Aloha Mort,
I've an OM636 and used chain and shackle to the 4 engine mounts with pipe spreaders to keep the chain off the sides of the engine when lifting. There is no lifting ring and I would not recommend using the manifold or any other appendage on the engine. You could use a soft strap around the trans for the rear if you were doing the engine and trans together. Good luck. They are heavy little buggers. Yes, on Westfield 4X4. Very helpful.
I might have a photo in the lifting mode if I can find it.
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OM636 Hoisting

Here's a coupla photos pre install. The colorful one is before I painted it. You can see all the different parts and pieces I've gathered over the years by the difference in colors.
The four chains come together to a shackle just above the spreader bars.
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I've a couple of different fuel injector pumps for parts for this engine. One is built in Spain and is a marine version and the other is a Bosch for a MB180D. Might be good for parts or rebuild if you are interested. Drop me a private message.
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Old 16-10-2009, 15:51   #7
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Thanks guys!

Thanks Gord May. I've printed the manual -- very useful.

Thanks Skipr John, too. That hoising rig looks perfect.

And thanks to 2nd Star. I've checked out the Westfield site.

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If you have questions about your engine I have redone mine so can answer most.
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