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Old 31-01-2014, 12:40   #16
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Also, the turbo is mounted on top of the manifold on the 525tds e34 bmws if I remember correctly. Possibly easier to find parts for the M51 than the older M21?

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Old 31-01-2014, 13:31   #17
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My engine came out of an E34 and the turbo was mounted downwards. The airfilterbox is on top of the turbo, along the valve cover, so no room for a turbo there.

As for the sump: I already looked into the RR sump, but the only used ones I can find are almost as expensive as an complete engine!!
I will check for a 325 tds sump, thanks for the tip!

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Old 31-01-2014, 15:15   #18
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Have a look at my original post with link to someone who has done this mod with pictures.turbo gets rotated upwards and air box removed.

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Yes, I have tried that, but the turbo was hitting the valve cover. The exhaust manifold of a 524TD has some "offset"' of the turbo flange. That way the everything fits well.

And thanks to the previous reply I have found a used sump of a 325 tds. Much cheaper than the RR version.
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My engine came out of an E34 and the turbo was mounted downwards. The airfilterbox is on top of the turbo, along the valve cover, so no room for a turbo there.

As for the sump: I already looked into the RR sump, but the only used ones I can find are almost as expensive as an complete engine!!
I will check for a 325 tds sump, thanks for the tip!

And thanks for the welcome, Gordmay!
I will have to check that then. The engine I've just got came from an M reg e34 (or so i was told!) and thats mounted ontop.

Looks like the Range Rovers are one top too : RANGE ROVER P38 2.5TURBO DIESEL ENGINE DSE 95 ONWARDS . 70000 MILES | eBay
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Hi,update for you,have ordered ordered two of the marinised units and they will be with me end of next week.
Had VP bell housing refurbed as well as two 289 drives by another company IVSS marine in kent UK. Very good prices came recommended.
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Well there here,and going in on sunday

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I was wondering how you were getting on, and decided to check back. Looks interesting! Have you any more photos?

Unfortunately I ran out of time and money! Boat was costing too much in the yard, so the old engines have gone back in.

I have still got both M51 engines, so I may look at converting them this time next year... who knows.
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There in now,

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Exhaust done above waterline,straight out

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Fab. Cant wait till you have had her in the water for a test run!
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