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Camper van OM606?
Fishman Offline
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Camper van OM606?
Hi,

I'm thinking of buying a van to build a camper. Since fuel in The Netherlands is expensive, i'm thinking of putting in a OM606.
Would like a Chevy Express or a Ford Econoline. Gearbox should be automatic (TH400?).
Does this sound like a plan, or am i wasting my time?
Any thoughts?

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07-16-2016, 04:08 AM
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RE: Camper van OM606?
(07-16-2016, 04:08 AM)Fishman Wrote: Hi,

I'm thinking of buying a van to build a camper. Since fuel in The Netherlands is expensive, i'm thinking of putting in a OM606.
Would like a Chevy Express or a Ford Econoline. Gearbox should be automatic (TH400?).
Does this sound like a plan, or am i wasting my time?
Any thoughts?

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I dont think you will save that much fuel...Since the 606 is old prechamber Technology and it will run under constant stress in a big camperSmile
07-22-2016, 12:33 AM
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RE: Camper van OM606?
I have installed my spare 603 turbo with 722.3 trany into 1986 Dodge Van. With 3.4 rear end it runs out of steam at 115km/h. And doesn't like hills!
It is not a rocket but fuel economy is same as my 1987 300TD - 12 l/100 km.
The engine I used have had over 400 000 km prior to conversion. Not a power house by any means.
The 606 is more powerful by at least 50%. You don't need T400 trany I think in stock T350 should do.
For sure no need for OD type transmission. IIRC the DieselPumpUK converted Ford pick up to 606 with moded pump.
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02-11-2017, 12:02 AM
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RE: Camper van OM606?
My personal opinion would be to buy a tow along (pop-up) camper which can be pulled by a 606 powered, fuel efficient and fun car.
This way you don't have to register, inspect, fuel or insure a second vehicle - just a trailer.

Also, unless they've built some recently, there aren't hills to worry about in the Netherlands.
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02-11-2017, 08:50 AM
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RE: Camper van OM606?
Stept off this idea after a camper trip thru the States. Totaly not practical. Building a Jaguar/Daimler OM606 now.
02-11-2017, 08:55 AM
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