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om605 headgasket for om602?
bkc Offline

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om605 headgasket for om602?
Hi all.  My om602.962 (in my r129 project) blew its headgasket (when the throttle cable got stuck in the firewall).  I've read several places that I can use the MLS headgasket from the om605 in my om602 with just a couple of holes to drill to match coolant flow.  However, I cannot seem to find which om605 gasket to order, and how I might be able to get it here in the US.  (Since even the last revisions of the om602 head gasket eventually leak, I'm hoping if I use the MLS gasket I don't ever have to worry about it again.)

If my studying of the EPC is correct, it looks like one of the following:
- 605-016-09-20 (e.g. w210.015) - thicker for if need to plane head/block?
- 605-016-07-20 (e.g. w210.015) - standard for just cleaning head/block?

I am expecting just the standard one for my om602 since it was otherwise in good shape.  Can anyone confirm the part numbers before I try to order them, since I'm guessing it won't be returnable from wherever I find one? 

(You can find my original stumbling project thread over on PeachParts: - STD probably would have been a better place to start it)
Current stable:
1976 MB 240D [W115.117/616.916] (originally Mom's, I've been driving it since 1986) Smile
1990 MB 300D 2.5 Turbo [W124.128/602.962] (acquired 4Sep15)
1993 MB 300D 2.5 Turbo [W124.128/602.962] (acquired 22Oct17)
1991 MB 300SL-24 [R129.061/OM602.962/722.500, was M104.981] (acquired 25May12, diesel conversion in progress Cool )
1993 MB 300D 2.5 Turbo [W124.128/602.962] (RIP - totaled by Domino's driver 28Mar12 Angry )
1993 Jeep Cherokee [XJ] (acquired 12Apr14)

12-05-2017, 01:15 AM
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barrote Online

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RE: om605 headgasket for om602?
I guess they fit , more or less hole...
But maybe u can find MLS HG for 602, search the brand "victor reinz", as the "asbestos" type HG are rare this days , maybe MB can provide a MLS type for 602.
I have one original brand new STD HG for 602.98X wich i will not use.
PM with a offer .
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