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    I am trying to decide weather it is better to use the engine I've got in my existing 505 for my 504 wagon project or if I should rebuild a turbo diesel from scratch. Does anyone have a 505 diesel engine that is really tired or has a cracked head or blown head gasket laying around or even better, a nice low K' one out of a smashed car that they want to sell? I've figured that it will cost me around $2000 for a kit and machining but I've already got a rebuilt injector pump and injectors and turbo laying here and all the other parts I need, I just need the block.

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    Hello; talk to me! Along with the other stuff, I have a motor which needs a rebuild; I just did not want to dump it. My son was hit and the car became a wreck, but there is a lot of mechanical stuff which could be useful. Is there any way we could get the stuff to you cheaply? Greg at [email protected]

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    Default wagon diesel

    The engine will be going into a 504 diesel wagon that is a South African import model. It should have a 3.7 ratio or similar. It will be my daily driver around Tassie. Where are the Redlands? Does the engine run well already or is pretty tired? I'm starting to think unless I can get a rebuilder for damn near nothing, I would be better off financially to buy a complete car and get the PS and BA10/5 box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by downunderyank
    The engine will be going into a 504 diesel wagon that is a South African import model.
    So you found a wagon with a factory fitted diesel engine? Nice!

    There are a few 504 diesel sedans getting around Australia with a live rear axle and a 3.7:1 diff in them. These drop straight into the wagon, and have a much more appropriate ratio for the diesel. If your South African import is diesel, it too will have the 3.7:1 diff.

    If this is the case, nice find, let's see some photos!
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    Did this in 1993
    504 wagon 2.4 diesel
    3.7 diff from a 504 live axle sedan ( ex- French taxi I think)
    Stock 4 speed
    Drove it from Melbourne to Sydney a couple of times.
    Not Good......could have done with a 6 speed.
    Good around the suburbs though.

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    Default diesel engines

    Quote Originally Posted by downunderyank
    I am trying to decide weather it is better to use the engine I've got in my existing 505 for my 504 wagon project or if I should rebuild a turbo diesel from scratch. Does anyone have a 505 diesel engine that is really tired or has a cracked head or blown head gasket laying around or even better, a nice low K' one out of a smashed car that they want to sell? I've figured that it will cost me around $2000 for a kit and machining but I've already got a rebuilt injector pump and injectors and turbo laying here and all the other parts I need, I just need the block.

    I have previously advertised my two XD2 engines for sale.didn't get much interest.
    They are still for sale,have just put them in the trading post (NSW).for $600.
    I have one complete except for injectors and one minus the head.
    Suggest you phone me for more info.
    David Browning.
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    David, I have spoken to you before regarding the engine you have. To be quite honest, they are not that good of a deal. I am probably one of the biggest pug diesel heads around at the moment and I wouldn't buy them at that price. I guess it is hard to justify anengine that needs parts and is still unknown to the buyer for $600 whn you can go and buy a running turbo car for $2000 and hear it and drive it home. It costs the same to have an engine rebuilt or injectors or pumps done on the XD2 as the XD2S so I really don't know why anyone would opt for the non turbo as the turbo is som much nicer. I'm sorry if I offended, but I think the mechanic that told you they were worth that much should buy htem himself.

    The 504 diesel I had lined up fell through anyhow so now I'm back to looking for a car first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by downunderyank
    The 504 diesel I had lined up fell through anyhow so now I'm back to looking for a car first.
    There is a bloke advertising inthe Quokka www.quokka.com.au in WA two turbo diesel 505 engines - one running. He claims that one is good but the gauges don't work in the car so it was hard to tell when my father went to have a look.

    Anyway, if you don't care about condition you might get lucky.

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    Previous: 306XSi, 205GTi, 206Gti, 505 V6, 505 Wagon, 504 Sedan, 504 Wagon, 306Gti6, 306XT, 205Si, Citroen XM, Citroen Xantia

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    Thanks for that, but getting them from WA to Tassie would be just too damn expensive. I think I may have a line on one a bit closer. Thanks again.
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