I have a '94 Toyota T100 that I am interested in converting to diesel. I currently have a '79 mercedes 300sd turbo diesel, best I can tell this is the OM617. I am considering putting the mercedes engine into the Toyota. I am a little concerned about being underpowered with this setup though. I am not a four wheeler or rock crawler, I use this truck for work, hauling stuff around. I also have a clasic rainbow camp trailer that I would like to be able to pull. The current v6 does all right pulling it but I definetly have to gear down climbing hills and I seem to be using up the clutch kinda fast. So just wondering how the om617 would work, is there ways to modify the power, and/or what are other possible accesable options. I would like to use something I already have (hence the mercedes interest) or can easily find in farm country. Also to consider is I have very little mechanick experience, though I am a solid, steady (if at times slow) learner.
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